88K from Korea
THE Korean government will give medical supplies and sanitary fittings worth $88,000 as part of relief assistance for flood victims.
The Korean Embassy has provided emergency bottled water, foodstuff and blankets to the Korean community affected by flood in the west.
The government and people of the Republic of Korea also conveyed their sympathy to those affected by the flood.
THE Agriculture Department starts its rehabilitation program tomorrow with the distribution of seeds to farmers in flood-affected areas.
The Taiwan Technical Mission and the department's Research Division raised 10,000 seedlings that were to be distributed after the January flood.
Extension Division director Uraia Waibuta said the second flood prevented the distribution.
Mums back home
BANK South Pacific country manager Kevin McCarthy was in the west this week visiting the HART settlement in Navakai.
The bank - through the support of Wesley youth - helped single mothers and their children return to their homes with the help of mattresses, rugs, lanterns, and food storage containers.
The church group also cleaned up homes and surrounding areas.