Permanent Secretary for Waterways and Environment, Joshua Wycliffe says the dredging works that will be carried out in the Ba River will benefit 50 to 100 businesses in the town area who are affected by flooding nearly every year.
Following the damages caused by the recent flooding, the Ba Chamber of Commerce had called on authorities to look into the drainage system in Ba Town as they believe it needs to be cleared as water is still stuck in the town when floodwaters start to recede.
They had also said that flooding of Ba Town has been a long-standing issue and the businesses need a solution.
Speaking in a press conference this afternoon, Wycliffe says they have taken into consideration the amount of damage Ba Town has to go through year after year.
He says one of the things this will provide is a clear mitigation so the whole solution is future-fit and agile to be able to face issues in the coming years.
Wycliffe adds businesses in Ba Town have complained about how floods have bashed them year after year.
Wycliffe says they have partnered with a private company for this project which will be complete in 3 years.
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