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PM to inspect damage in the West

December 18, 2012 12:12 am

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama will be heading to the Western division soon to inspect damages caused by Tropical Cyclone Evan.

He will be leading a team of senior government officials on board a helicopter to see firsthand the extent of damage.

Bainimarama was briefing senior government officials this morning on the need to get rehabilitation work underway as soon as possible.

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FBC News journalist, Vosita Kotoiwasawasa files this report.

“Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama briefed the officials in Suva this morning that it was important to get the teams to the ground to access the damage done by Tropical Cyclone Evan and to get people back to their livelihood as soon as possible. Two teams are on their way to the North and West by helicopter to assess the damage while Prime Minister, Voreqe Bainimarama will make his way down from Suva to Lautoka. DISMAC Director, Manasa Tagicakobau has also mentioned the damage done by TC Evan is minimal compared to past cyclones and DISMAC staff are also being briefed before being deployed to the affected areas to carryout their work. Their colleagues in the northern and western division have been given time off work to rehabilitate.”

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