Fiji Time: 1:45 AM on Thursday 27 November

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

JICA pitches in

Avinesh Gopal
Monday, December 24, 2012

THE Japan International Cooperation Agency will hand over emergency relief supplies soon for people affected by Tropical Cyclone Evan.

A statement from JICA said it agreed to provide the emergency relief supplies following the official request from the Fijian government for international assistance.

JICA has agreed to send 30 tents, 120 portable jerry cans, 20 units of 220 volt power generators, 150 sleeping mats and 70 pieces of tarpaulin.

The assistance, including transportation cost, is about $260,000 and is due to arrive in Fiji soon.

The statement said the items would be officially handed over to government officials in Lautoka, the date and time for which would be confirmed later.

It said the Ministry of Provincial Development and National Disaster Management Committee would arrange for the items to be supplied to the affected areas, with the co-ordination and implementation of JICA.

In January and April, JICA provided power generators, cord reels, portable jerry cans, water purifiers and water tanks after the flash floods.





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Couple return to Fiji after almost a decade
  2. Indecent jokes warning
  3. Medal for a saviour
  4. Man behind the change
  5. Ryan departs for Dubai ahead of sevens team
  6. Nanai-Williams opts for Samoa over New Zealand
  7. The real deal
  8. Eighteen receive Order of Fiji
  9. $67.7m expected
  10. Maritime travel advice

Top Stories this Week

  1. Modi-fied Thursday (20 Nov)
  2. PM says sorry Thursday (20 Nov)
  3. WHAT FIJI WILL GET Thursday (20 Nov)
  4. Big cheer for a PM of good tidings Thursday (20 Nov)
  5. Budget Friday (21 Nov)
  6. Deal on NZ jobs Monday (24 Nov)
  7. Stop the bickering Tuesday (25 Nov)
  8. No regrets Tuesday (25 Nov)
  9. Patel guilty of abuse Friday (21 Nov)
  10. President Xi leaves impression on leaders Monday (24 Nov)