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Quick decisions should be made on future flooding: PM

April 16, 2012 7:20 pm

The Prime Minister says hard and fast decisions will be made to help prevent future serious flooding in the West.

Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama says these plans might include relocating villages, settlements, towns and the diversion of rivers.

Bainimarama says for some businesses the recent floods might have been too much.

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“After the floods people in business community in Nadi took out loans to get them back on their feet, half a million,three quarter million dollars, that has been totally wiped out with the latest floods so they will have to start all over again, whether some people can afford that again, some people can’t i know some people might have to close down their businesses.”

Bainimarama says such devastations means people must be relocated to higher grounds.

“Outside the Lautoka city for instance is all low lying, everywhere around the Ba River is low lying so you need to continuously dredge Ba River or relocate the businesses and settlement or relocate Ba town or relocate the mill.”

Commodore Bainimarama is advising people in flood affected areas to start looking for higher grounds to relocate their homes

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