Carr praises planning
December 19, 2012 12:24 am
Australian Foreign Affairs Minister, Bob Carr has praised the good planning implemented by the Fiji government during the height of Cyclone Evan.
In announcing a $1million aid to Fiji, Carr says the nil number of casualties, also shows the importance of heeding the advice of warnings.
Out of the $1million, $185, 700 has been set aside for the Fiji government.
Carr says two disaster relief experts from AusAID’s Rapid Response Team are travelling today to Suva to support damage assessment and respond to urgent relief needs.
He adds the Australian Civilian Corps is also on standby for early deployment.