Fiji Time: 7:55 PM on Friday 3 July

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

$13m for 725 homes

Jone Kalouniviti
Friday, February 07, 2014

THE government has allocated $13million for the rehabilitation of 725 homes in the Western Division that were destroyed by Tropical Cyclone Evan.

Commissioner Western Commander Joeli Cawaki said the process of rehabilitating 1330 homes began last year but work had been slow as a result of a shortage of timber from suppliers.

"The delay has not only been due to the slow administering of funds but has been mostly due to the lack of timber from the suppliers," Cdr Cawaki said.

Last month 50 houses were built and, according to the schedule set out by the cyclone rehabilitation team, the progress of work was very slow.

Cdr Cawaki said Tropik Wood Industries had not been able to meet the demand for the rehab program because they had to meet their export customers' needs.

"What the government has done is to import timber, so the first batch will arrive on February 15," he said.

"Our progress in 2013 has resulted in the completion of 315 of the 815 houses that were completely damaged and 314 houses that were partially damaged around the Western Division including the Yasawas and Mamanucas."

The money allocated for a completely damaged house is $15,800, from which $3000 goes towards labour costs.





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
JPY 59.845756.8457
GBP 0.30830.3003
EUR 0.43450.4225
CNY 3.00972.9097
NZD 0.72320.6902
AUD 0.63460.6096
USD 0.48390.4669

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 3rd July 2015

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. 7s exodus
  2. Gay marriages not a 'priority'
  3. Fiji flag flies high
  4. Final respects pour in
  5. Justice for all
  6. Volavola to join Flying Fijians campaign
  7. Pineapple potential
  8. Groenewald: Complaints against officers will be taken seriously
  9. Poor waste control
  10. Safe amid the war

Top Stories this Week

  1. Ryder in jail Monday (29 Jun)
  2. Nude pictures warning Monday (29 Jun)
  3. Toxic cassava Monday (29 Jun)
  4. Education shocker Tuesday (30 Jun)
  5. The discovery of illegal weapons in Fiji Tuesday (30 Jun)
  6. Ratu Jope passes away Wednesday (01 Jul)
  7. Club sold for $14k Tuesday (30 Jun)
  8. Bainimarama challenges Flying Fijians ahead of Rugby World Cup Tuesday (30 Jun)
  9. 'Complicated' English Wednesday (01 Jul)
  10. New date Wednesday (01 Jul)