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EU Ambassador Begins Northern Visit

The Ambassador and Head of the European Union (EU) Delegation for the Pacific Sujiro Seam began his visit to Northern Division yesterday. This is part of  the ‘Team Europe’ response to
15 Jul 2020 15:43
EU Ambassador Begins Northern Visit
Ambassador and Head of the European Union (EU) Delegation for the Pacific Sujiro Seam (third from the left) with his wife Jane Seam and stakeholders inside the Emergency Operation Centre at Naulumatua House in Bua on July 14,2020. Photo:Supplied

The Ambassador and Head of the European Union (EU) Delegation for the Pacific Sujiro Seam began his visit to Northern Division yesterday.

This is part of  the ‘Team Europe’ response to COVID-19.

He visited the Emergency Operation Centre based at Naulumatua House in Bua which was refurbished with the support of the EU under the Building Safety and Resilience in the Pacific (BSRP) project.

‘‘I am looking forward to visiting projects and meeting communities supported by the EU in Vanua Levu,” Mr Seam said.

“As part of ‘Team Europe’ response to COVID-19, I will hand over some important agricultural resources and tools, which will not only help people in these difficult times, but also build the capacity and resilience of local communities to face the impacts of climate change, in line with the European Green Deal.’’

He would be handing over irrigation systems, water tank, disaster risk reduction kits and village development plans to communities in Labasa and Savusavu.

“These irrigation systems and water tank will not only enable people to set-up and maintain small farms to support their families and communities during these difficult times, but it will also improve resilience and adaptive capacities of the communities and subsistence to farmers to reduce food and nutrition insecurity and boost capacity of communities on drought adaption,” he said.

Mr Seam’s visit ends on Thursday.

Meanwhile, the Provincial Administrator of Bua Peni Naqasenivanua thanked Mr Seam for their support towards the growth of Bua Province as the EOC plays an important role at strategic level during an emergency.

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