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Cyclone Harold: Ministry Assesses Damage At Waidamudamu Informal Settlement

“Our most urgent priority now is to rebuild, within the Suva lock-down area, to enable families to live in their own homes and avoid the risk of spreading of COVID-19 in our informal settlements and Waidamudamu is our focus right now,” said the Minister.
14 Apr 2020 15:10
Cyclone Harold: Ministry Assesses Damage At Waidamudamu Informal Settlement

The Minister of Industry, Trade, Tourism, Local Government, Housing and Community Development, Premila Kumar visited the Waidamudamu informal settlement yesterday, to inspect damage caused by Tropical Cyclone Harold.

The Minister said whilst Tropical Cyclone Harold directly impacted mainly Kadavu and the Lau group, a number of families in the Western and Central divisions were also affected by strong winds and flash flooding, particularly those living in informal settlements.

“Our most urgent priority now is to rebuild, within the Suva lock-down area, to enable families to live in their own homes and avoid the risk of spreading of COVID-19 in our informal settlements and Waidamudamu is our focus right now,” said the Minister.

The Minister also stated that the 59 families affected, could also approach the Ministry should they require assistance and this would be assessed on a case by case basis.

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