THE Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is sending emergency supplies to assist those affected by the flooding.
Following the official request from the government for international assistance, JICA agreed to send a large consignment of equipment. The equipment includes 30 units of 220 volt power generators, 30 units of 220 volt cord reels, 240 units of portable Jerry cans, 30 units of water purifiers and 30 units of 3700 litre water tanks.
The aid is valued at JPY18 million ($F395,480.10) including transportation cost and is being airlifted from JICA's Singapore warehouse.
The consignment is expected to arrive in Fiji on April 8.
JICA will hand over the items to the Ministry of Provincial Development and National Disaster Management.
The date and time of hand over is yet to be confirmed but the ministry will arrange for the items to be supplied to affected areas with the co-ordination and implementation of JICA.
In January 2012, JICA provided relief items to Fiji after the floods, at a value of approximately $US230,000 ($F412,556) after the floods.
The relief items included 100 units of tents, 100 units of plastic sheets and 2400 units of portable Jerry cans.
JICA also provided relief assistance to Fiji to the tune of US$120,000 ($F215,246) after the floods and Hurricane Tomas devastation in 2009 and were dispatched to affected areas by DISMAC.