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FMF’s $30K Help For Cyclone Pam Victims

The Government of Fiji was grateful to receive $30,000 worth of items from Flour Mills of Fiji for victims of Severe Tropical Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu last month. The donation
11 Apr 2015 10:51
FMF’s $30K Help For Cyclone Pam Victims
Acting Permanent Secretary for Rural and Maritime Development, Setareki Tale (front), and Jim Taniela with the items received from Flour Mills of Fiji for victims of Severe Tropical Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu last month. Photo: Rama

The Government of Fiji was grateful to receive $30,000 worth of items from Flour Mills of Fiji for victims of Severe Tropical Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu last month.

The donation included biscuits, noodles and used clothes.

Acting Permanent Secretary for Rural and Maritime Development and National Disaster Management Setareki Tale said the donation would be of great help to the people affected.

“We have goods worth around $230,000 which is already stored. The items will be shipped with the kind assistance of Pacific Agencies’ subsidiary Swire Shipping,” he said.

“The ship will arrive on April 14 and we hope to send the goods by the April 15. The goods are likely to arrive in Vanuatu by April 19.”

FMF Business Development manager Jim Taniela said the company was always ready to help out the Government of Fiji.

“I have been to the place and I know what they are going through. The economy in Vanuatu is not in a good state. There are houses that are not in a good condition as we have in Fiji,” he said.

“This assistance from FMF is to help the Government of Fiji in providing relief to the people of Vanuatu.

He said the company’s export manager would visit Vanuatu next week to assess the situation.

“We will decide how we can help further and we will continue to help them,” Mr Taniela said.

Mr Tale said a 58-member Fijian contingent was providing assistance to cyclone victims in Vanuatu.

“There are health professionals doctors, nurses, health inspectors and Republic of Fiji Military Forces engineers,” he said.

“The health professionals are working in outer islands providing health services and the soldiers are providing engineering services as part of rehabilitation work to schools.”

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