TC Winston

Block making machine explored to assist in the construction of houses

The Ministry of Rural, Maritime Development, and National Disaster Management is assessing a demonstration on the usage of block making machines to assist in the construction of houses. This follows a demonstration by the distributor of DIY (Do IT Yourself) Block Machine, Kendall Lucas, on block making using the D-I- Y (Do It Yourself) block […]

DEPTFO

May 10, 2016 11:39 am

The Ministry of Rural, Maritime Development, and National Disaster Management is assessing a demonstration on the usage of block making machines to assist in the construction of houses.

Hon. Minister Inia Seruiratu and Commissioner Eastern Mr Luke Moroivalu at the block making demonstration at Walu Bay. (DEPTFO)
Hon. Minister Inia Seruiratu and Commissioner Eastern Mr Luke Moroivalu at the block making demonstration at Walu Bay. (DEPTFO)

This follows a demonstration by the distributor of DIY (Do IT Yourself) Block Machine, Kendall Lucas, on block making using the D-I- Y (Do It Yourself) block making a machine to Government yesterday.

Mr. Lucas said that the block making machine would be ideal to be used in villages and remote areas as local materials are always available.

Minister for Rural & Maritime Development and National Disaster Management, Hon. Inia Seruiratu who present during the demonstration said that Government will assess the offer and a decision will be made on the usage of the machine.

SERUIRATU: “The machine is good for people in the rural areas as they will be able to develop their own building materials at a very minimum cost, especially when materials are always available.”

Hon. Minister Inia Seruiratu at the block making demonstration. (DEPTFO)
Hon. Minister Inia Seruiratu at the block making demonstration. (DEPTFO)

SERUIRATU:“This is also an option for the Ministry as it is responsible for the implementation of Governments Rural Housing programme and also as we look at recovery in the aftermath of Winston.”

Meanwhile, Hon. Seruiratu said that Post-Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) for TC Winston has been completed and will be tabled in Cabinet in its next meeting

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