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Funds allocated for relocation

November 13, 2015 6:48 pm

The National Disaster Management Office has assessed fifty communities affected by Climate Change.

Landslides, river bank degradation, coastal erosion and rising sea level are the causing havoc in rural communities all over Fiji.

NDMO Permanent Secretary Setareki Tale says the relocation of these communities is yet to be finalised but Tukuraki in Ba will be moved next year.

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“I think it’s a little over seven hundred thousand that have been allocated
for land preparation for the building of houses for the ten households of the Tukuraki village that will be relocated and we are hoping that funding which has been allocated will ensure that they are properly settle into their near home.”

The Ministry of Rural and Maritime Development is allocated 30.9 million dollars for 2016 an increase of around eight million dollars.

6.8 million is specifically for disaster management and climate change mitigation.

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