Fiji: Dredging on Rewa River Will Be Completed Soon

The contract for the dredging of the Rewa River has been awarded to the China Railway First Group and work is expected to commence soon.

Director Lands and Water Resources Management Lakshman Mudaliar told FBC News the dredging machine for the project is currently being cleared.

“The compliance works will be completed by the end of this week and then the machine will be allowed to be unloaded at the wharf and then will be assembling at the Fiji Shipping Yard at Walu Bay. This works is contemplated to be completed by early next week and the machine will then be mobilized at the mouth of the Rewa River.”

Mudaliar says the dredging works will start from the mouth of the river to Luvuluvu and 1.2 million cubic metres of soil is expected to be removed.

By Savaira Tabua (radiofiji)

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Source: radiofiji, August 4, 2010;

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