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Vunidogoloa Second Phase Gets $200k Help

September 03
08:29 2014

The Government is spending close to $200,000 for the second phase of the relocation of Vunidogoloa Village in Cakaudrove.

The Acting Commissioner Northern, Alipate Bolalevu, says the first phase of building 30 new homes was completed. The second phase of the project, constructing an evacuation centre will assist the villagers find shelter in times of disasters.

“The assistance is part of a larger initiative by the Government to make communities economically vibrant and to improve their livelihood. The newly occupied area of land is susceptible to soil erosion, therefore proper drainage is essential,” Mr Bolalevu said.

Fish ponds, farms, and a copra drier have been constructed in the village.

The village’s headman, Sailosi Ramatu, acknowledged the Government for its timely assistance.

“I am thankful that the Government did not only assist with the relocation of the village, but also identified and established income generating projects for the people,” Mr Ramatu said.

This project is expected to be completed by October this year.



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