A project has begun to build a new coastal wall at Vusasivo in Fiji's Cakaudrove.
The University of the South Pacific's Pacific Centre for Environment and Sustainable Development is co-ordinating the new coastal revetment with the United States Agency for International Development.
Vusasivo is one of the seventy-seven communities the parties are assisting with the Pacific.
The new 210 metre-long coastal revetment will not only sustain the shoreline but cushion it against big waves, therefore avoiding soil erosion.
It is also expected to protect more than 50 houses in the village from rising sea levels and storm surges experienced during adverse weather conditions.