THE government says that with rehabilitation operations now on its agenda, not all work on the ground has gone unnoticed.
A government statement says officials of the Disaster Management Committee (DISMAC) have been commended for their tireless effort in ensuring all logistics are well-planned and timely assistance is provided to every Fijian affected by Tropical Cyclone Evan.
In a briefing, Transport, Works and Public Utilities Minister Colonel Timoci Natuva said: "We have received reports that work on the ground has been on schedule, however, we need to work the extra mile to adhere to the guideline that has been set, which is ensuring that everything returns to normalcy.
"We need accurate information for rehabilitation purposes in order to assist those families who have been affected."
DISMAC director Manasa Tagicakibau provided an update on the latest reports on relief and rehabilitation plans.
"We have received reports of damage assessments of schools and properties but our priority is ensuring every Fijian is provided assistance," he said.
"Those evacuees residing in the schools, focus for now is to set up temporary shelters before the start of school term begins this year."
He said three schools were being used as evacuation centres in the West and two in the Northern Division.
The statement said the number of people at evacuation centres was slowly decreasing with eight centres still open and accommodating a total of 128 evacuees
For the Yasawas, the government vessel MV Iloilovatu will cart vegetable seedlings and crop cuttings to islands in the group.