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Macuata Rural Carpenters Learn To ‘Build Back Better’

More than 30 participants in northern Macuata completed a two-week ‘build back better’ rural carpentry training course on Friday, June 1, 2018. Funded by the Government to equip rural dwellers
02 Jun 2018 11:00
Macuata Rural Carpenters Learn To ‘Build Back Better’

More than 30 participants in northern Macuata completed a two-week ‘build back better’ rural carpentry training course on Friday, June 1, 2018.

Funded by the Government to equip rural dwellers with skills and tech­niques to construct quality and durable homes, the rural carpenters training programme is also aimed at addressing a demand for carpenters outside urban areas.

Officiating at the closure of the train­ing, Divisional Planning Officer at the Office of the Commissioner Northern, Mr. Uraia Rainima said that govern­ment’s intent was to raise the ability of homes to withstand extreme weather events.

“Build back better” in principle refers to the incorporation of disaster risk re­duction measures into the restoration of physical infrastructure, social sys­tems, the environment and the economy after a disaster.

Facilitated by the Fiji National Univer­sity (FNU), the training programme in­volved participants from villages with­in the Tikina (District) of Namuka, who applauded the programme.

The course was conducted at Lakeba Village.

The programme is funded by the Ministry of Rural and Maritime De­velopment, Disaster Management and Meteorological Services, and is being implemented by the Ministry’s Rural Housing Unit.

A series of Rural Carpenters Training is being conducted within the Govern­ment’s current financial year across all four divisions at a cost of $231,000.

Source: Ministry of Rural and maritime Development, Disaster management, and Meteorological Services

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