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Preparation for Major Projects in Eastern Division

10/03/17 

SUVA -- A multi-agency government technical team has recently returned from Kadavu, Lau, and Lomaiviti as preparation works begin for major projects in these maritime provinces.

Led by the Ministry of Rural and Maritime Development and National Disaster Management, the multi-agency technical team completed a two-fold mandate to conduct groundwork for the construction of new government district administration offices and the relocation of coastal villages vulnerable to the effects of rising sea levels.

“Plans are in place for new district offices in Daviqele and Kavala in Kadavu; Lakeba, Moala, and Vanuabalavu in Lau; and the reconstruction of the district office in Koro, Lomaiviti,” said Luke Moroivalu, the Divisional Commissioner Eastern.

“Climate change induced threats to human security has also necessitated relocation plans for a few villages in the Eastern Division”.

“To ensure effective and efficient completion of the projects, the team went out to conduct preliminary works and inform communities of government’s commitment to requests for assistance”, Moroivalu said.

He added that the improvement of access to services and the reduction of climate change induced risks help create an environment for sustainable growth and development.

The Office of the Divisional Commissioner Eastern has been allocated $250,000 this year for preparation works for major projects that will be implemented in the coming financial years.

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