Rising waters make life difficult for villagers
April 11, 2019 12:46 pm
PM commissioning river bank in Wainawaqa, Naitasiri [Source: Fijian Government]
Villagers living in Wainawaqa, Naitasiri are increasingly threatened by river waters – making their homes uninhabitable.
Commissioning the village’s riverbank protection project yesterday – Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama says Fiji needs to begin protecting its communities now – before it is too late.
He says the threat of climate change will not vanish overnight, and we cannot afford to let Fiji’s voice go silent on this issue.
“These protection works will give you back your security and allow you to go about your lives without living in fear of worsening flooding. It includes the construction of eight boulder groyne works, which will be carried out at a cost of over 984,000 Dollars. My Government is covering that cost entirely.”
Bainimarama says his Government will remain committed to addressing the root causes of this growing threat.
He says they will continue to demand greater action from the industrialized nations of the world and to forge partnerships.