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Barge holds back project

Salaseini Moceiwai
Tuesday, April 01, 2014

THE Commissioner Northern's office is waiting for a barge to transport building materials to Bua and Macuata.

The materials have been proposed for families whose houses were damaged during Cyclone Evan in 2012.

Acting Commissioner Northern Alipate Bolalevu yesterday said the barge would off-load part of the materials in Bua before travelling to Macuata.

"Right now, we are waiting for the barge and it's expected to arrive sometime soon," he said.

"The carpenters contracted to build the houses will be paid $2000 each if they complete building a house. The more houses they build, the more money they earn. However, we are closely monitoring their work so they carry out their tasks properly. A total of 52 families whose houses were damaged have been identified in Bua and two in Macuata. We have about six in Cakaudrove and plus a few other homes."

It was earlier reported that the government had allocated a total of $1.2million in rehabilitation works for the damage caused by the cyclone.





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