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5K for rehab

Priya Chand
Saturday, January 12, 2013

THE Disaster Relief Trust Fund has received another boost of $5000 following the aftermath of Tropical Cyclone Evan.

Namosi Joint Venture (NJV) country manager, Greg Morris presented a cheque to the permanent secretary for Provincial Development Filipe Alifereti on Thursday.

Mr Morris said they made an immediate decision to contribute towards relief efforts by releasing a NJV-contracted helicopter to be used by DISMAC for transporting relief supplies and surveying the damage in affected areas.

"The NJV was moved by the damages and the loss of property and difficulties caused by Cyclone Evan especially on schools and communities," he said.

He said they were also encouraged by the resilience and determination displayed by the families and communities to rebuild and as a result, made commitments to assist in any way they could.

"We are only too happy to help in the process of rebuilding lives," he added.

Mr Morris commended the government for its quick and co-ordinated response to provide relief to those affected.

"We hope this contribution will assist towards government's continuing rebuilding efforts," he said.

Meanwhile, Radio Tarana of New Zealand also contributed towards the relief fund with five containers of assorted items that included clothing, oil, sanitary items and more.

Mr Alifereti acknowledged the thoughtful gesture of the radio station.

"We are really grateful for the help that Radio Tarana has provided our country in this time of need."

He said some items were already sent and the rest would be shipped to the west by tomorrow.


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