Tuvalu to use Nauru rock boulders in coastal adaptation project

  08 Sep 2017

APIA, 07 SEPTEMBER 2017 (LOOP NAURU) — Nauru could be sending rock boulders to Tuvalu within a month after the leaders of the two governments signed a sales agreement in Samoa today. [restrict]

The agreement was signed by Nauru President Baron Waqa and Tuvalu Prime Minister Enele Sopoaga at a side event at the 48th Pacific Islands Forum Leaders meeting in Apia.

The rocks will be used to protect the newly reclaimed Queen Elizabeth 2nd Park in Tarawa as part of Tuvalu’s coastal adaptation programme.

The park is part of Tuvalu’s preparations to host the PIF Leaders’ Summit in 2019.

The initiative is seen as one example of durable genuine and do-able partnerships by Small Island States to work on protecting their coasts from the impacts of climate change.

Barges will be hired from Vanuatu to transport the rocks from Nauru to Tuvalu. pacnews [/restrict]