CONSTRUCTION of houses damaged by Hurricane Tomas and Cyclone Evan would cost the government about $4.9million for the Northern Division alone.
This comprise the construction of about 140 houses damaged by the two cyclones in Vanua Levu.
Divisional planning officer north Alipate Boladuadua said construction teams were based at different villages attending to rehabilitation works of Hurricane Tomas.
Mr Boladuadua said a team was at Wainigadru in the Udu Point area, Salusalu St in Labasa and Naqumu Village along the coast of Naduri in Macuata.
"The work is basically to cover for rehab work of Huricane Tomas and the work of TC Evan has been progressing," he said.
"A team left for Wainigadru last week to complete building the houses damaged by Hurricane Tomas in 2010 while the rest of the teams are in the Macuata area near Labasa."
The assistance will cover partially damaged and destroyed houses.
Last month, the villagers of Wainigadru raised their concern over the delay of rehabilitation works in their village since the hurricane in 2010.
Plenty homes in the village were damaged. Building materials were taken to the village last year but were piled upby the roadside.
Today, the villagers have thanked the government for hearing their concerns and sending a team to build the homes for families who have been without one since 2010.
Village headman Bonefasio Driti said the villagers had helped looked after the team in the village.
"We're happy that government has heard our plea and families who had their homes damaged during Hurricane Tomas are happy knowing they will soon have their own homes," Mr Driti said.