Fiji Times Logo

Fiji Time: 1:42 AM on Saturday 26 July

/ Front page / News

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."


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. Illegal Fijians in Tonga
  2. Tafunai confident
  3. Step down, says FLP
  4. Farms infested
  5. Yams for security
  6. Medical assistance
  7. Impacts of climate change and NCDs
  8. Waibola action
  9. Dialysis centre
  10. Hope to woo music producers

Top Stories this Week

  1. Railway soldiers Monday (21 Jul)
  2. Playing 'enemy' Tuesday (22 Jul)
  3. No 'free education', says party Wednesday (23 Jul)
  4. 911 let-down for homeowner Monday (21 Jul)
  5. Police find tyres Monday (21 Jul)
  6. $24,000 payout a lifeline for family Tuesday (22 Jul)
  7. Calls for support Tuesday (22 Jul)
  8. $70m plan Wednesday (23 Jul)
  9. Warning for teachers Thursday (24 Jul)
  10. Groenewald: Brutality video under investigation Thursday (24 Jul)