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Government Engineers To Visit Homes In Vunivivi

Mr Bainimarama visited the site to see first-hand the dangers that families there face every day.
30 Dec 2019 14:25
Government Engineers To Visit Homes In Vunivivi
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama (third from left) during his visit to Vunivivi Settlement in Nausori after visiting places that were affected by TC Cyclone Sarai on December 29, 2019. Photo: Ilaijia Ravuwai

A team of Government engineers will visit the Vunivivi Settlement in Nausori and put in place proper guttering systems for one household because rain water is causing the land to slip.

If and when a landslide occurs, lives could be in danger because other families who live down the slope are also at risk of being buried, should a landslide occur.

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama visited the families who were taking shelter at the Nausori Primary School from the heavy rain that accompanied Tropical Cyclone Sarai.

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama visits the home of Vunivivi residents who took shelter at Nausori Primary School due to possible landslide in the area. Photo: Ilaijia Ravuwai

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama visits the home of Vunivivi residents who took shelter at Nausori Primary School due to possible landslide in the area. Photo: Ilaijia Ravuwai

Families were afraid that their houses would be displaced by a landslide.
Tailevu’s Provincial Administrator Joseva Rokogai told the Prime Minister that the home at risk did not have a proper guttering system.

“The family house where the land was slipping was not only in danger, but also the families who live down the slope,” Mr Rokogai said.

Mr Bainimarama visited the site to see first-hand the dangers that families there face every day.
Salanieta Delai was grateful that the Prime Minister took the time to visit them. Many of the families sheltering at the centre have lived in Vunivivi for 20 years or more.

About 200 people live in the settlement.

Weather
According to Na Draki Weather, the weather is expected to improve over the western half of the country, through to New Year’s Eve.
The category two cyclone has moved slowly eastwards and its centre should be located about 80 kilometres south-southeast of Matuku Island in Lau by 6am today.

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