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UNDP Donates $100k Worth Of Equipment

The United Nations Development Programme donated over $100,000 worth of equipment to the National Disaster Management Office yesterday. Ministry of Rural and Maritime Development, and National Disaster Management Permanent Secretary
12 Mar 2016 10:26
UNDP Donates $100k Worth Of Equipment

The United Nations Development Programme donated over $100,000 worth of equipment to the National Disaster Management Office yesterday.

Ministry of Rural and Maritime Development, and National Disaster Management Permanent Secretary Meleti Bainimarama said the tools would be used for rehabilitation work for the worst-affected areas in Fiji.

“I want to especially thank UNDP for this wonderful contribution in this time of need because it is very practical at this time to sort of rehabilitate the villagers,” Mr Bainimarama said.

“As you can see they’ve got wheelbarrows, gumboots, brush-cutters, chainsaws; things that will make them start to stand up and clean before they go out and go onto the second phase of rehabilitation which is rebuilding their homes.”

UNDP deputy resident representative, Akiko Fujii said that early recovery remained a priority.

“It is really about creating the access to the essential sort of lifesaving facilities like hospitals, roads and footpaths,” she said.

The equipment given includes 46 wheelbarrows, 23 brush-cutters, 150 rakes, 150 shovels and 14 chainsaws.”

Edited by Rusiate Mataika

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