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Bill for State rehabilitation tops $1.2m, work to wrap up soon

Salaseini Moceiwai
Monday, March 31, 2014

DAMAGE caused by Cyclone Evan in the North has cost the government $1.2million in rehabilitation works.

Acting Commissioner Northern Alipate Bolalevu told this newspaper the funds were used mainly to build partly-damaged and destroyed homes on Vanua Levu.

"A total of 52 houses were damaged in Bua and two in Macuata," he said.

"The carpenters started repairing the houses in the two provinces last year and the work is expected to be completed this year.

"For Cakaudrove, carpenters are building six houses there and this is also expected to be completed in May.

"Right now, we are waiting for the barge that is transporting the housing materials which is expected to arrive this week."

Mr Bolalevu said they aimed to provide well-facilitated dwellings for the affected families.

"The carpenters are paid $2000 each if they build a house and so the more houses they build, the more money they get.

"With this, we are also monitoring their work because we don't want them to rush.

"We want them to build houses according to our preferences."








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