MORE than 100 homes damaged by Tropical Cyclone Evan in Lautoka have been repaired by the government.
Lautoka district officer Ruth Atu said house repairs and rebuilding were progressing well with more work expected to be completed this month.
"We have secured contractors to rebuild the completely damaged houses while building materials were bought by the government and given to home-owners who had their homes partially damaged by the disaster," Mrs Atu said.
"There is a slight disruption to the rehabilitation due to the heavy downpour over the past few days. I want to assure affected residents that government is doing its best to assist everyone." Mrs Atu earlier stated that Lautoka had recorded up to 2767 damaged homes while Yasawa had more than 200 damaged homes.
She said the figures were expected to change once the Fiji Military Forces' engineers completed the verification and assessment of damage.
"We are yet to determine the exact number of houses that need to be repaired," Mrs Atu said.
"At the moment before we can confirm, we are still trying to finalise all the applications for repairs and rebuilding.
"The first load of building materials to the Yasawas have been delivered with work to start this week."