Work to rehabilitate Fiji's hazardous Lami landfill is set to begin following the signing of a deal financed by the European Union.
The more than two million US dollar project will see the site stabilised and protected from erosion, drains upgraded and a new road, fencing and parking areas built.
The Lami dump received waste from Suva and neighbouring towns for more than 50 years before a major fire emitting highly toxic smoke broke out there five years ago.
It was closed but continued to pose environmental problems.
A new landfill partly funded by the European Union was opend at Naboro in its place.
The Lami works are expected to take a year to complete.