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Koro’s Tent Dwellers Getting Building Material Soon

The building material included timber, cement blocks, house paints and corrugated iron.   Koro islanders still living in tents will be receiving their building material soon. More than 180 tonnes
24 Aug 2016 09:27
Koro’s Tent Dwellers Getting Building Material Soon
Sailesh Prasad (left) and Jope Talemaibau of Government Shipping servicers loading building materials on board MV Sigavou bound for Lomaiviti group in Walubay, Suva yesterday. Photo: RONALD KUMAR.

The building material included timber, cement blocks, house paints and corrugated iron.

 

Koro islanders still living in tents will be receiving their building material soon.

More than 180 tonnes of building material on board the MV Sigavou are expected to be delivered to cyclone affected areas in Koro and Vanua Levu from tomorrow.

This was confirmed by Government Shipping Services director, Josese Lawaniyasana yesterday.

He said they had been delivering building materials to islands affected by Tropical Cyclone Winston.

Mr Lawaniyasana said: “We had made two trips to the Lomaiviti and Yasawa Groups in the last few months.”

Shipping service cargo advisor, Niko Bukalase, said MV Sigavou was last night ready to sail to the Lomaiviti Group and some parts of Vanua Levu.

“Our first port will be the Lomaiviti Group, Moturiki then Naigani, Batiki, Gau, Koro and Nairai from there we will go to Qamea and Yacata,” he said.

Mr Bukalase said the building material included timber, cement blocks, house paints and corrugated iron.

He said this would be their fourth trip to the Lomaiviti Group since May.

“Most of the building materials for islands like Koro, Vanuabalavu and Vanua Levu are delivered directly to them from the hardware shops. This will probably be our last trip to Lomaiviti.

“We started delivery of building material in May right after we completed delivering food rations to islands affected by the cyclone and since then we have been consistent with our work,” Mr Bukalase said.

Koro Island was one of the worst affected areas during Cyclone Winston.

Edited by Nemani Delaibatiki

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