Housing assistance for 500

ABOUT 500 people in Lautoka whose dwellings were damaged by Severe Tropical Cyclone Winston are eligible for housing assistance.

Lautoka Advisory Council chairman Faiaaz Ali said they had been working with the Social Welfare Minister to finalise details of the initiative.

“We have already worked with the district office to get the data of all those whose homes were damaged during Severe TC Winston and this has been finalised by the National Disaster Management Office as well.”

He said the project was spearheaded by the Fiji Institute of Engineers and they were urging those who were eligible for assistance to use the funds wisely.

“We are hoping the project will commence by next week.”

Government earlier announced $70million for the Help for Homes Initiative to rebuild houses damaged or destroyed by Severe Tropical Cyclone Winston.

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