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Relief for 1000 villagers

Avinesh Gopal
Saturday, December 08, 2012

THE Japanese Government has provided assistance for the reconstruction of a bridge that was washed away during the floods early this year.

It believes the reconstruction of the Naviyago Bridge in Lautoka will bring normality to the lives of more than 1000 villagers.

The Japanese Embassy said in a statement people would no longer need to take long detours to get to their workplaces and schools, nor risk their lives by swimming across the river.

Apart from funding the reconstruction of the bridge, the Japanese Government will also provide a mini-excavator to Nadi Town Council.

"Nadi is susceptible to floods mostly caused by blocked drainage and piling of rubbish, preventing the normal flow of rivers and drains," an embassy statement said.

"The new mini-excavator is expected to reduce flood damage in Nadi through the improvement of drainage in flood-prone areas as well as to clear up debris after a flood."

The statement said five flood-related projects cost about $750,000 and would improve the lives of more than 17,800 people. In addition, the Japanese Government has provided funding assistance for the construction of two raised classrooms and toilets to be used as a flood evacuation centre at Votua Catholic Primary School in Ba.





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