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Since 1993 Fiji has recorded a 6 millimeter increase in its sea level per year - Dr Reddy

Since 1993 Fiji has recorded a 6 millimeter increase in its sea level per year - Dr Reddy

By Naveel Krishant
Friday 22/02/2019
Minister for Waterways and Environment Dr. Mahendra Reddy at the commissioning of the seawall at Namoli Village in Lautoka

Minister for Waterways and Environment Dr. Mahendra Reddy says that since 1993 Fiji has recorded a 6 millimeter increase in its sea level per year.

While speaking at the commissioning of the Sea Wall at Namoli Village in Lautoka, Dr. Reddy says the rate at which sea level is rising is phenomenal, and hence requires interventions to keep our communities safe.

He says it is sad that the “rising tides” are threatening the existence of coastal communities but the good news is that the government is committed to ensuring the safety of our coastal communities, either through relocation or through the provision of coastal protection measures.

Dr. Reddy says the coastal protection works will be constructed at a cost of $700,525.

It is expected to be completed to be within 4 months.

The total length of the proposed infrastructure for this project is 440 metres.

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