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Four schools ready for use

Maciu Malo
Friday, February 01, 2013

FOUR schools which were damaged by Tropical Cyclone Evan in the Western Division have been repaired, says Commissioner Western Commander Joeli Cawaki.

He said the government had set a timeframe to complete repair works on the 16 remaining schools which were also damaged by Cylone Evan.

He said progress on the repair works was slow.

"One of the contributing factors to the slow rate in school renovation is that the AusAID is waiting for all the damage assessments before releasing the fundings," Cdr Cawaki said.

"We have constructed school tents in 16 schools in the west as temporary classrooms.

"We are expecting to fully complete the school repairs by the end of this month."

Cdr Cawaki said the government had also completed assessment on damaged houses.

"More than 2000 houses in the west will be rebuilt and repaired and we are also targeting to complete all these rebuilding by the end of March.

"We want to complete all the rebuilding because we need to also focus on some of the projects and developments earmarked for 2013."