Villagers of Kiuva on the Tailevu peninsula can proudly safeguard the interest and lives of future generations following an investment by the China Railway 5th Group.
The absence of a sea wall has weighed heavily on the minds of elders in the village, who apart from witnessing the flooding of homes during tidal surges, have also had to think of future generations.
The construction began last year in November and was recently visited by the Prime Minister to assess its progress.
The funding of the seawall project was met by the Chinese Government under the Gratuitous Aid of the Agreement on the Economic and Technical Cooperation which was signed between China and Fiji in 2010. This agreement also looks at similar projects which are already complete or still in its development phase and is overseen by both the Government of the People’s Republic of China and the Prime Minister’s Office.
The Prime Minister has been instrumental in pushing for more sustainable projects to be implemented in rural and remote areas around the country, especially those in coastline areas.