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$27m relief

Luke Rawalai
Saturday, July 26, 2014

THE government has so far spent f $27million on cyclone relief programs.

This was revealed by Ministry of Provincial Development permanent secretary Alifereti Filipe during a recent interview in Labasa, saying government spent about $4m for Cyclone Thomas while about $2m was spent on housing relief program on Vanua Levu alone.

"Work on the Tropical Cyclone Thomas housing relief program is still in progress in the North," he said.

"The Republic of Fiji Military Forces is in charge of the TC Thomas housing relief work and to date, we are waiting for the transportation of a few other materials to complete the rehabilitation program," he said.

"TC Evan housing rehabilitation program works is being carried out by individual contractors."

Mr Filipe called on people to take precautionary measures as the cyclone season approached.

"People need to take heed of the changes in our climate and its effect bearing in mind that the weather patterns nowadays are quite unpredictable.

"People often take things for granted thinking that they will start preparation once we enter the period.

"It is only advisable that we be ready for the worst."





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