Minister for Waterways, Doctor Mahendra Reddy says major construction works on various coastal protection projects will soon be undertaken by the Ministry of Waterways and Environment.
He says these projects will help build the resilience to coastal communities on the impact of climate‑induced coastal erosion, storm surge, and coastal flooding.
Doctor Reddy says numerous projects have been completed while more projects will be done in the new financial year.
He says coastal projects like Nadaro Village protection and Lamini village coastal protection have been completed which has benefitted more than 2,000 Fijians living along vulnerable coastline in the country.
Doctor Reddy says projects on Bau Island seawall, Naisausau village coastal protection, Matanivere village coastal protection, Nawaisomo village coastal protection, Dravuni village coastal protection and Namuana village, Tavuki District school seawall, Namalata village drainage project in Kadavu will be done in the current financial year.
The total budget for the Coastal Protection project is $5 million.