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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.