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RFMF Soldiers Deployed To Kadavu

RFMF Soldiers Deployed To Kadavu
Republic of Fiji Military Forces personnel from 3FIR and Engineers Corps helped in the clean-up in Vunisea, Kadavu on April 14. 2018. Photo: RFMF
April 15
11:00 2018

Atotal of 55 soldiers have been deployed to Kadavu.

The Commander of the Re­public of Fiji Military Forces, Rear Admiral Viliame Nau­poto said the deployment included Surveyors, signals, some from 3FIR and the En­gineers.

He said the majority of the team was from the RFMF En­gineers Corps.

Rear Admiral Naupoto said one senior military officer was part of the assessment team that flew to Kadavu by helicopter on Fruday.

“I was supposed to go, but I gave my seat to Major Lepani Damuni,” he said.

“Major Damuni will lead the team carry out an assessment because this would help the them know of the situation they will face.”

The team deployed to Ka­davu left on Friday night on board the Lomaiviti Princess I.

Meanwhile, the RFMF Engi­neers Corps operations offic­er Major Sanaila Vitukalulu said the Engineers will be divided into clean-up groups to help villagers.

Yesterday he went with the Engineers Commanding Of­ficer (CO) Lieutenant Colonel Semi Mocelutu to check their men helping in the clean-up in the Western Division.

He said they would also visit the engineers group working in the Northern Division and Kadavu.

Meanwhile, the Vunisea Jet­ty approach washed out dur­ing Tropical Cyclone Keni has been repaired by the Fiji Roads Authority (FRA) and was operational from Friday, April 13th.

This was part of a brief­ing by the director National Disaster Management Office (NDMO), Isireli Leweniqila.

On the initial damage as­sessment at Kadavu, he said, 43 homes were completely damaged and 179 partly dam­aged.

Edited by Mohammed Zulfikar

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