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British American Tobacco Donates $100,000

British American Tobacco (BAT) stands in solidarity with the Fijian Government and the international community in rehabilitation work after Tropical Cyclone Winston, says its general manager, Ritesh Dass. “Tropical Cyclone
04 Mar 2016 10:26
British American Tobacco Donates $100,000
British American Tobacco

British American Tobacco (BAT) stands in solidarity with the Fijian Government and the international community in rehabilitation work after Tropical Cyclone Winston, says its general manager, Ritesh Dass.

“Tropical Cyclone Winston cut a path of destruction across Fiji causing the loss of lives, loved ones, belongings, homes, crops and livelihood,” he said.

“To assist Government’s efforts in getting Fiji and its people back on its feet, BAT Australia and Fiji will make a cash contribution of F$100, 000 to the Prime Minister’s National Disaster Relief and Rehabilitation Fund.”

Mr Dass said BAT would provide assistance to its farmers with regard to their rehabilitation needs.

“BAT also intends to engage with the Government to provide targeted assistance in the agricultural industry where needed. We envisage that one of these avenues would be through the provision of seedlings to farmers who have lost their crops. With our greenhouse infrastructure available in Nadi, we envisage that the provision of seedlings to farmers for a variety of crops would provide a form of relief and a future income stream for those who have lost their crops during cyclone Winston.”

“BAT recognises the resilience of the Fijian people. It is wonderful to witness all communities working with Government towards the same goal. We fully believe that Fiji will recover from this disaster through the support and teamwork that is underway,” he said.

 

Edited by Maikeli Seru

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