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Five Tonnes of Relief Supplies from Fiji Reach Tonga

Five tonnes of relief supplies on board a Fiji Airways flight arrived safely at Fua’amotu International Airport in Tonga yesterday. A statement issued by the Fiji Airways confirmed this: “5074kg
16 Feb 2018 11:00
Five Tonnes of Relief Supplies from Fiji Reach Tonga
Relief supplies being unloaded from a Fiji Airways Boeing 737-800 at the Fua’amotu International Airport in Tonga on February 15, 2018. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

Five tonnes of relief supplies on board a Fiji Airways flight arrived safely at Fua’amotu International Airport in Tonga yesterday.

A statement issued by the Fiji Airways confirmed this: “5074kg (five tonnes) of relief supplies by the Ministry of Disaster Management was carried by Fiji Airways on FJ213 today.

“Another 2036kg (two tonnes) will be flown by Fiji Airways on FJ213 tomorrow.”

These are relief disaster supplies being sent to Tonga from the Fijian Government through the Director of Disaster Management in Suva.

This was to help the people in Tonga who were affected by the Category 4 Tropical Cyclone Gita which struck the country.

The Monday night disaster left many Tongans homeless and substantial infrastructural destruction.

Meanwhile, New Zealand has also sent disaster relief supplies as well. More than 12 tonnes of aid and disaster relief supplies also touched down on a Royal New Zealand Air Force Hercules plane.

The consignment included agriculture tool kits, family hygiene kits, collapsible water containers, tarpaulins, generators and chainsaw packs.

Edited by Naisa Koroi

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