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Cabinet: State of Natural Disaster Extended

Extra 30 days effective from today Cabinet, on the recommendation of the National Emergency Committee, has agreed to extend the state of natural disaster for an additional 30 days nationwide,
21 Mar 2016 09:00
Cabinet: State of Natural Disaster Extended
Cabinet Ministers with donors and development partners after the meeting last week. Photo: DEPTFO news

Extra 30 days effective from today

Cabinet, on the recommendation of the National Emergency Committee, has agreed to extend the state of natural disaster for an additional 30 days nationwide, effective from March 21, 2016.

This decision will allow officials to continue to provide relief and rehabilitation support in affected areas. This includes areas where basic services and facilities are limited including water, housing, electricity etc.

The extension will allow the continuous deployment of state resources and personnel for relief operations.

In light of this, all Government or State personnel deployed during this period should have adequate rest. Divisional Commissioners will ensure that this will not affect operations and disrupt services.

The extension period will also allow health authorities to make provisions against any possible disease outbreak especially in severely affected areas.

It will also allow disaster officials to fully use available foreign services and expertise in relief and recovery support. This extension allows disaster officials to co-ordinate closely with the disciplined forces to ensure the peace and security of all Fijians.

This extension will be in effect until April 19.

Source: DEPTFO News

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