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Another $21K To PM’s Relief Fund To Help With Cyclone Yasa Recovery

The association has now contributed approximately $90,000 to the national effort over the past two weeks to support the rebuilding and relief work in aftermath of Cyclone Yasa.
17 Jan 2021 13:58
Another $21K To PM’s Relief Fund To Help With Cyclone Yasa Recovery
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama with members of the Republic of the Fiji Military Forces during relief efforts in the Northern Division. Photo: DEPTFO News

Fiji’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations (UN) Ambassador Satyendra Prasad yesterday received a further contribution of $21,000 from the representatives of Fiji American National Association (FANA) for Cyclone Yasa rehabilitation.

On behalf of Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama, Ambassador Prasad thanked representatives of the association, association president Abdul Rauf, and association members, including Naren Narayan, Vinay Nair, Anil Singh, James Prasad, Daven Kumar, Prem Sarup, Aten Singh, Sat Narayan and Steve Singh for their work in mobilising quick support.

The association has now contributed approximately $90,000 to the national effort over the past two weeks to support the rebuilding and relief work in aftermath of Cyclone Yasa.

Mr Rauf said that the association was proud to “offer a helping hand to the national effort and was deeply moved by the speed and scope of the rebuilding and recovery activities undertaken by the Government through NDMO (National Disaster Management Office)”.

Fiji’s Honorary Consul in San Francisco, Jay Singh and Fiji’s Trade Commissioner in San Francisco Praneet Singh are working closely with the association to mobilise assistance.

In welcoming the contribution from the association, Permanent Secretary at the Office of the Prime Minister, Yogesh Karan said that this “contribution was timely as the Prime Minister is himself directly leading the effort in the Northern Division this week and is receiving firsthand feedback on the pace and speed of rehabilitation underway. This contribution will be a significant boost to the efforts underway”.

Mr Rauf further confirmed that the association was working towards more funds mobilised this week to continue the support for the Government’s efforts towards assisting those communities who have been affected by Cyclone Yasa.

 

 



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