We’re partnering with the Republic of Fiji Government to protect Nadi town from future flooding events.
The project includes assessments of watershed conditions in the upper Nadi catchment to assist the development of flood models, which can inform land management practices and assist with disaster preparedness and management.
Republic of Fiji Government’s top major infrastructure priority
Designed around the model of a 1 in 50-year flood event
The support will also assist the Republic of Fiji Government with the development or strengthening of watershed management legislation.
Flooding in Nadi town and on the Nadi flood plain is a significant issue, with weather events becoming more frequent and severe across the Pacific. There have been 26 major floods in the Nadi catchment since 1991, with severe floods in January 2009 claiming 11 lives, leaving 12,000 people homeless and resulting in FJD113 million worth of damage.
The project is the Republic of Fiji Government’s top major infrastructure priority and is designed around the model of a 1 in 50-year flood event. It complements work under design by the Government of Japan and the Asian Development Bank.
Our financing package consists of an AUD5 million grant to the Republic of Fiji Government.