New weather office for north
5 July, 2017, 4:24 pm
Update: 4:24PM THE Ministry of Disaster Management and Meteorology Services has been allocated $0.7million of its $7m capital expenditure budget to construct a new weather office in Labasa, Vanua Levu.
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Part of its ongoing initiatives, the budgetary allocation
will complete the construction of the new office at the present Vaturekuka
Government Station in Labasa to enhance weather forecasting services in the
Also, $350,000 has been allocated for the upgrade of outer
island stations on Yasawa-i-Rara and Vunisea.
The upgrade will involve securing equipment, instruments and
buildings at meteorological outstations to ensure reliable information can be
received in times of disaster for the entire Fiji group.
The funds will also go towards preserving a safe working
environment for station officers and their families on site.