27 Mar 2007

Renewed call for river to be dredged in flood prone Fiji region

8:22 am on 27 March 2007

The Fiji National Chamber of Commerce is urging the government to improve the country's infrastructure to help prevent future disasters caused by heavy rain and flooding.

Fiji's western division was again flooded over the weekend and more heavy rain is forecast for the next day.

Nadi was the worst hit and the chamber's vice-president, Humphrey Chang, says the government must take action and dredge the river there.

"Something needs to be done about the flow of water there. It is a question of dredging it and having it to a deeper level. That is something the ministry responsible for that has to take a deep look at. 13"

The vice-president of Fiji's National Chamber of Commerce, Humphrey Chang.

There have been earlier calls by the deputy mayor of Labasa to dredge the rivers in flood prone areas.