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$170m to fix schools

Shayal Devi
Saturday, February 03, 2018

ATTORNEY-GENERAL and Education Minister Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says about $170 million has been poured into rebuilding school structures damaged during Severe Tropical Cyclone Winston.

He said while some schools had been repaired, others were yet to be completed.

"Many schools in Fiji we­re-built without any architectural plans and designs, any engineering standa­rds, so what we are doing, schools where we are building or rebuilding buildings, we are actually ensuring that there are some levels of compliance that is met," he said.

"So next time there is a cyclone, it is not simply blown down or even if it gets damaged, we will know exactly what material and what engineering standards have been used."

He said while they had provided the infrastructure, the community and school board were encouraged to look after the buildings and assets.

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