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‘USAID’s Work Encouraging’

  The Fijian Government stands in partnership with the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Coastal Community Adaptation Project (C-CAP) says Minister for Lands and Mineral Resources Mereseini Vuniwaqa.
09 Sep 2016 08:00
‘USAID’s Work Encouraging’
The Ministry of Lands and Mineral Resources Mereseini Vuniwaqa

 

The Fijian Government stands in partnership with the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Coastal Community Adaptation Project (C-CAP) says Minister for Lands and Mineral Resources Mereseini Vuniwaqa.

While commissioning the Vusasivo Village’s coastal revetment project in Natewa District in the province of Cakaudrove on Fiji’s Constitution Day, Mrs Vuniwaqa said USAID’s work in Fiji has been very encouraging.

“We are particularly encouraged by the commitment of United States president Barrack Obama and the president of China who came forward to ratify the Paris Peace Agreement on climate change last week,” Mrs Vuniwaqa said.

“This is a big one for the global community and I am sure that this will go a long way in furthering the good work USAID is doing for the communities in Fiji and Pacific.

“The Fijian Government stands in partnership with you and encouraging your work around the country.”

While lauding about the two governments, Mrs Vuniwaqa looked at USAID contractor Nick Hobgood and said she hopes that they would look into more opportunities in Fiji.

Mr Hobgood said USAID’s C-CAP project was working in 77 communities across nine countries in the Pacific in addressing climate change needs.

“We thank the American government for the assistance provided through the USAID’s C-CAP to work with communities and an average to become more resilient to the affects of climate change,” Mr Hobgood said.

“We are also very thankful to the Fijian Government, provincial councils and respective communities that we work in for being so supportive.”

Edited by Paula Tuvuki

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