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Police to procure maritime safety equipment

December 18, 2018 12:34 pm
Permanent Secretary of the Office of the Prime Minister, Yogesh Karan [left] and Japanese Ambassador Masahiro Omura during the signing ceremony

The Police Force will be able to improve its coast guard capacity by providing lifeboats and other maritime safety equipment.

The Government of Japan will provide a funding of $5.5 million to procure the equipment.

A signing ceremony between Permanent Secretary of the Office of the Prime Minister, Yogesh Karan, and Japanese Ambassador Masahiro Omura has formalised the assistance.

Japanese Ambassador Masahiro Omura says this grant aid further enhance disaster prevention and reduction in Fiji.

Permanent Secretary of the Office of the Prime Minister, Yogesh Karan says this will ensure that police officers are better equipped to carry out their role in research and rescue particularly during and after disaster.

“This is critical in terms of transport and excess given to our maritime nature. The assistance enhances the Fiji Police Force operational capability in supporting disaster relief management efforts and ensure that Fiji has a Police Force responsive to the needs of all Fijians.”

Police operations covers the whole of Fiji which consists of 330 islands that are spread across its maritime zone.