TC Winston

Government to conduct relief works for another 2 weeks

Government Ministries and various departments will continue to carry out relief works and support the National Disaster Management Office for another two weeks. The National Disaster Controller and Ministry of Rural & Maritime Development and National Disaster Management permanent secretary, Mr. Meleti Bainimarama said after an Emergency Committee meeting yesterday, members unanimously decided to continue […]

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April 20, 2016 9:14 am

Government Ministries and various departments will continue to carry out relief works and support the National Disaster Management Office for another two weeks.

The Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Rural & Maritime Development & National Disaster Management, Mr Meleti Bainimarama during a press conference this afternoon. (Ashutosh Singh/Newswire).
The Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Rural & Maritime Development & National Disaster Management, Mr. Meleti Bainimarama during a press conference this afternoon. (Ashutosh Singh/Newswire).

The National Disaster Controller and Ministry of Rural & Maritime Development and National Disaster Management permanent secretary, Mr. Meleti Bainimarama said after an Emergency Committee meeting yesterday, members unanimously decided to continue support for the National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) relief work with the provision of logistical resources including personnel for another period of two weeks.

Mr. Bainimarama said the declared State of Natural Disaster for Tropical Cyclone Winston has ended at midnight yesterday, 19th April 2016.

Mr. Bainimarama said that Government will now focus on the rehabilitation and recovery phase.

Mr. Bainimarama acknowledged all government ministries and departments for their support to the NDMO during the 60 days of emergency period in providing relief work, ration distribution, and initial disaster damage assessments.

The State of Natural Disaster was declared for 30 days on February 20, a day after TC Winston hit Fiji. It was again extended for a month to allow Government to carry out emergency and relief work, particularly in sending out immediate supplies and needs to the affected areas.

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