More than 200 families in Namosi will benefit from the dredging works that will be conducted by two contractors at the Nabukavesi Wainadoi and Wainibuabua Rivers.
Minister for Waterways and Environment Dr Mahendra Reddy says they have awarded the contracts to Eastern Mechanical Contractor and China Yuan Group who will dredge a total of 17 kilometres in the 3 rivers.
Dr Reddy says this is conducted through their new model of collaboration with the private sector where it is a win-win situation for both parties.
He says in the Western Division, they have awarded contracts for 9 rivers to be dredged with a total area of 9.5 kilometres. In the Northern Division contracts have been awarded to dredge 16 waterways with a total area of 33.5 kilometres.
The Minister highlighted that they are looking forward to these contractors adhering to the guidelines so that they can continue with this partnership.
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