The issue of gravel extraction in Vakabuli Paipai was yesterday raised by a resident to Prime Minister, Voreqe Bainimarama.
Sharita Singh told the PM that their ecosystem has been damaged due to gravel extraction.
“And it’s a continuous gravel extraction like the Paipai River, the extraction has been ongoing for a few months and now of the school children or adults would swim in the river because it was so muddy. Even the farm animals couldn’t use it.”
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Singh asked if something could be done.
Responding to the concern, Voreqe Bainimarama says they will look into it with the Ministry and they will draft an Environment Impact Assessment.