TC Winston

$9.6 million worth of rations distributed to affected areas around the country

A total of $9.6 million of food rations has been distributed throughout Fiji, with the Western Division recording the highest amount of $4.2 million. Natural Disasters Management Office Director Akapusi Tuifagalele confirmed this at a press conference this afternoon. A total of nine million, six hundred and fifteen thousand, eight hundred and fourty four dollars [$9,615,844] […]

Staff Writers

March 10, 2016 5:50 pm

A total of $9.6 million of food rations has been distributed throughout Fiji, with the Western Division recording the highest amount of $4.2 million.

Natural Disasters Management Office Director Akapusi Tuifagalele confirmed this at a press conference this afternoon.

A total of nine million, six hundred and fifteen thousand, eight hundred and fourty four dollars [$9,615,844] of food rations have been distributed throughout Fiji. The Western Division recorded the highest amount of four million, two hundred and eighty-eight thousand, five hundred and seventeen [$4,288,517].

Director Tuifagalele also added that all roads to villages and jetties are now accessible.

All roads to villages are now accessible. All jetties are now accessible and this is because of the favorable weather that we have been having.

A total of $476.3 million of estimated damages in all sectors was recorded from damages caused by TC Winston.

Director Tuifagalele said that the Fiji Roads Authority had a preliminary estimated damage amount of $135 million nationwide.

  • Central Divison- $28.5 million
  • Western Division- $37.8 million
  • Eastern Division- $31.4 million
  • Northern Division – $37.3 million:03]

Director Tuifagalele also confirmed that the death toll still remains at 43 while there are 231 operating evacuation centres around Fiji.

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