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  • 14 May 2019
    Business & Finance

    Fiji’s first iron sand export facility is one step closer to completion, with the contractor Hall Pacific set to finish dredging of a new berth pocket at Lautoka Wharf this week. The works will allow large carrier ships to enter the new facility, where they can be loaded with mineral-rich black sand, ready for export […]

  • 6 March 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Fijian Ministry of Waterways is looking at retiring the two dredging machines, currently being used at the Luvuluvu Depot in Nausori and in the Labasa River, Fiji Broadcasting Corporation reports.  Under this latest plan, three million dollars have been allocated in the budget to buy new dredgers, according to Dr. Mahendra Reddy, the Minister for Waterways. During his […]

  • 24 June 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Fiji Government is committed to ensuring that communities affected by climate change and rising sea levels are protected. In line with the Government’s commitment, the Ministry of Rural and Maritime Development has allocated $700,000 for the first stage of Bau Island seawall construction. Villagers of Bau Island can now breathe a sigh of relief, […]

  • 16 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Oinafa Jetty dredging project in Rotuma is being carried out as planned. This was confirmed by Neil Cook, Fiji Roads Authority (FRA) chief executive officer, who said that a budget of $800,000 had been allocated for this project. Mr Cook said the FRA is working towards ensuring that the people of Rotuma are provided […]

  • 13 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The dredging work at Oinafa Jetty is aimed at improving shipping services to the Island of Rotuma. A study of the area late last year revealed that sand has accumulated in the harbour over time and that a limited number of vessels were able to access the jetty only at high tide. Ships would arrive, […]

  • 2 April 2014

    The Fiji Roads Authority hopes to complete the Oinafa jetty project before May 13, which marks the Rotuma Day, the anniversary of the annexation of the island of Routuma to the United Kingdom. The Oinafa jetty area hasn’t been dredged since 1976. The Aauthority awarded $56 million for the renewal and replacement of bridges and […]

  • 26 March 2014

    China Railway First Group Company Limited presented the result of the Rewa and Navua rivers dredging, as well as the current status of the Ba River dredging, to a Fiji governemt delegation. Ba River Dredging Project, carried out in three phases, is nearing completion, said Donald Singh, CRFG spokesperson, while Rewa and Navua rivers have […]

  • 12 February 2014

    The Rewa River dredging program has officially commenced, according to Commissioner Central Lt Col Laisenia Tuitubou said that China Development Company, the contractor, is dredging in front of the LWRM office across the Nausori Airport at the moment. “They have signed an agreement for some social projects where these villagers benefit from the dredging,” […]

  • 4 February 2014

    Villagers of flood-hit Semo have called on Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama to undertake the Semo River dredging project, according to However, they did not receive a satisfactory answer. “Dredging can only be done at the mouth of the Semo River,” he said, and added that it would be very difficult to move dredging […]

  • 2 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The people of Ba believe that dredging program saved the town from flooding, reports They are very grateful that the government dredged the Ba River last year. After continuous rain on Wednesday night, they expected the river to overflow and flood the town, said Samuela Kautoga, local resident. “Based on our past experiences, it […]

  • 31 December 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    To improve shipping services for those who live in Rotuma, a dredging project around the Oinafa jetty will be undertaken next year, according to The accumulated sand around the jetty often makes it impossible for vessels to dock, stated Fiji Roads Authority Strategy, Planning and Performance Manager Christine Serreyn. He added that the solution to this problem […]

  • 30 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    Fiji has joined forces with a major global maritime logistics company to overhaul the operation of the country’s two biggest ports, Suva and Lautoka, and speed up the flow of goods in and out of the country. The Prime Minister, Voreqe Bainimarama, says poor performance on the wharves has retarded Fiji’s development, added to the […]

  • 24 April 2013

    Dredging works conducted during the mining of black sand at the mouth of the Ba River could help in reducing the impact of flooding, reports fijitimes. Amex Resources Limited, an iron ore focused, mineral resources development company, has designed a dredging plan that will leave a 500 metre channel from the mouth of the river […]

  • 25 February 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Rewa River re-dredging project has been postponed for the next one or two years, reports The main reason for the changing of the original dredging plan is money. The Rewa River dredging funds have been diverted for the re-dredging of the Ba River. Regarding this issue, Commissioner Central Lieutenant Colonel Bale Tuitubou, stated: […]

  • 23 January 2013

    The Nasali River dredging project would probably begin at the end of the first quarter of this year, according to Ravindra Narayan, the Rewa provincial administrator. “We have noticed there are a lot of poor drainage systems around the Rewa delta and dredging would minimise flooded in some parts of the area,” Narayan stated. Rewa […]

  • 10 January 2013

    Colonel Samuela Saumatua, the Minister for Local Government, Urban Development, Housing and Environment, said that the river running through Rakiraki town will be the next to be dredged. The dredging plans are already in place for the rivers in Lautoka and Ba, reports These dredging programs were revealed by Saumatua while he was announcing […]

  • 13 December 2012

    The dredging project on the Ba River is currently underway, according to Town Council Special Administrator Arun Prasad. He stated that the China Railway Group started dredging works this week adding people are really happy knowing their flooding issue will be addressed, reports The dredging works will be carried out in three phases with […]

  • 30 July 2012

    Following the record-breaking floods that devastated Fiji in March, Sunshine Coast-based dredging and civil engineering company Hall Contracting has joined local Nadi businesses to assist the community, providing $FJD 15,000 (just over $AUD 8,000) that will be used to bring children back to school. Hall Contracting Managing Director Cameron Hall said he was saddened to […]

  • 20 June 2012

    An Australian mining company gets nod to extract more than 200 million tonnes of iron sand from the Ba river delta in Fiji. The project will create 300 full-time and 50 short-term jobs for Fijians. Australian mining company will also be involved in river dredging, official says. “Ba Town Council and the people of Ba […]

  • 11 June 2012

    The people of Serua and Namosi are happy that they will not have to move to higher grounds during flooding in the near future, reports “The dredging is underway at the Navua River currently which came as a big relief to the villagers in both the provinces,” said Ratu Ravuama Naikaiwalu, the Deputy Roko […]

  • 8 May 2012

    The Ministry of Primary Industries said dredging works and the removal of silt and sand forming in the Navua delta would allow for increased flow capacity. Colonel Mason Smith, the permanent secretary, said: “The total proposed length of the dredge channel is 3.39 kilometres of which 1.59 kilometres will be inland and 1.80 kilometres will […]

  • 4 May 2012

    As the Digg reports, the impact of flooding is expected to ease in the Navua Delta as the dredging works in the river got underway recently. The Navua River dredging project will allow for an increased flow capacity with the removal of silt and sand forming at the mouth of the river. This will also […]

  • 24 April 2012

    According to, the Navua River dredging project is expected to begin early next month. The interim government has awarded a 2.2 million US dollar contract to the company China Railway First Group to excavate 500,000 cubic metres of sediments across a 2.94 kilometre stretch of the river. Colin Simmons, the Director of land and […]

  • 23 April 2012

    According to the Lautoka City Council,the Vunato River dredging will begin once the weather clears. “We want to lessen the amount of water that travels through the river and that can only be done through dredging,” stated Praveen Bala, the Special administrator. On Wednesday Mr Bala accompanied Commissioner Western Commander Joeli Cawaki on a tour […]

  • 18 April 2012

    Gyan Singh, the Rarawai and Penang Cane Growers Association chairman, said that the silt build-up over the past few years in waterways surrounding cane fields was a major contributor to flooding that caused the loss of fertiliser and crop, according to The Fiji Times. “Dredging is the answer for Ba,” Mr Singh said. “This may […]

  • 12 April 2012

    Dredging project of the Navua River will cost the Government $4 million. Another $60 million is expected to be spent on dredging works on rivers around the country. Following this, China Railway First Group (CRFG) Fiji Limited signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Mr. Mason Smith, the permanent secretary of the Ministry of Primary Industry. […]

  • 15 February 2012

    The level of sedimentation and scope for dredging works for the Nadi, Ba, Rakiraki and Tavua rivers are currently being urgently surveyed… By William Waqavakatga (fijivillage) [mappress] Source: fijivillage, February 15, 2012

  • 13 February 2012

    An expert in the area of physical geography says dredging of rivers will not necessarily solve flood problems in Fiji… By Tevita Vuibau (fijitimes) [mappress] Source: fijitimes, February 13, 2012

  • 31 January 2012

    Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama has told senior government officials in the West that there needs to be more dredging done to …   (radiofiji) [mappress] Source: radiofiji, January 31, 2012;