Relocation of Vunato dump highlighted

September 26, 2023 5:34 am

Minister for Local Government, Maciu Nalumisa, has reiterated the government’s commitment to relocate the Vunato Rubbish Dump to a more suitable and environmentally friendly location.

Speaking at an event in Lautoka, Nalumisa outlines the comprehensive plan to establish a landfill and recycling facility, addressing the longstanding issues associated with the current dump site.

The dump, located near Lautoka, has been a persistent concern for both the local community and the government due to its proximity to the city and recurrent incidents of fires, causing severe inconvenience and health hazards to residents.

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Nalumisa’s plan to relocate the dump to a more appropriate location is a significant step towards achieving safer and sustainable waste management practices.

According to the Lautoka City Council a land has been identified which is somewhere between Nadi and Lautoka.