$5M DONATION TO ASSIST COMMUNITIES AFFECTED BY NATURAL DISASTERS

The Fijian Government today received donations worth $5million to assist Fijians with the restoration of basic needs and livelihoods of communities affected by natural disasters.

The event was officiated by the Minister for Agriculture, Rural and Maritime Development, Waterways and Environment Hon. Dr Mahendra Reddy where he highlighted that the items will be utilized to provide immediate assistance to affected communities such as clearing of roadblock, landslides and evacuation of people in the event of a natural disaster.

He also acknowledged the Japanese Government for its timely assistance and looked forward to future cooperation.

The items donated includes five 12 ton Excavators, four 10 ton dump trucks, one motor grader, four 9 ton cargo crane, five twin cabs, four forklifts, four tractors with mold board plows and disc harrows and spare parts, four fiberglass boats and 60HP engines.