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A boat for Yanuca islanders

By MAIKELI SERU Yanuca islanders are relieved through the donation of a fibreglass boat. This will make travel to Viti Levu easier and safer for islanders. Divisional Commissioner Central, Lieutenant-Colonel
03 May 2013 10:37
Yanuca islanders with their  new fibreglass boat.

Yanuca islanders with their new fibreglass boat.

By MAIKELI SERU

Yanuca islanders are relieved through the donation of a fibreglass boat.
This will make travel to Viti Levu easier and safer for islanders.
Divisional Commissioner Central, Lieutenant-Colonel Laisenia Tuitubou, in handing over the boat and its engine, on Monday said the islanders could now travel in comfort in the punt to Viti Levu daily.
“Even the 55 school children on the island can rely on the new outboard motor to travel across the island,” Lieutenant-Colonel Tuitubou said.
“The timely assistance by Government is expected to ease the transportation problem from Yanuca across to Viti Levu.
“The new outboard motor will facilitate the transportation of school children from Yanuca to Beqa Island where secondary school students attend higher education,” he said.
Provincial administrator Serua/ Namosi, Viliame Rakai, said the islanders of Yanuca had been after this assistance for some time.
“This gesture will relieve transportation problems, facilitate in the supply of medical supplies, catering of fresh water supply from Viti Levu to Yanuca during dry seasons and assist in the ecotourism project,” Mr Rakai said.
“This is also a partnership project with Pacific Blue Foundation. They provided the fibreglass boat and the Government donated an outboard motor that cost $13,900, together with the steering gear that cost $2,437.
“On behalf of the Yanuca islanders I thank the Government and the Pacific Blue Foundation for the assistance rendered to the islanders,”Isireli Kago, 52, said.



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