Australia announces another $15 million package of support to rebuild cyclone affected schools in Fiji

Australia announces another $15 million package of support to rebuild cyclone affected schools in Fiji

By Vijay Narayan
Wednesday 24/03/2021
The new package of Australian support will assist the Fijian Government to reconstruct schools damaged or destroyed by Tropical Cyclones Yasa and Ana. [image: supplied]

Students in cyclone affected areas will benefit from an additional $15 million package of support that has been announced today by Australian High Commissioner to Fiji, John Feakes.

The new package of Australian support will assist the Fijian Government to reconstruct schools damaged or destroyed by Tropical Cyclones Yasa and Ana.

Feakes says Australia is pleased to be able to support its Fijian vuvale to ensure Fijian children can continue to access a quality education.

He says with this package of support, local contractors will be engaged to repair the schools, providing a much needed boost to local families and communities.

Feakes says Australia’s support will help create employment and provide an income to families who have been suffering from the dual blow of COVID-19 and tropical cyclonesd.

He says this package will be complemented by a team of Australian Defence Force engineers. They will work alongside RFMF engineers and local contractors, together building back schools that are better, stronger and able to withstand future cyclones.

This new package of assistance follows initial lifesaving support in response TC Yasa and Ana valued at around $11 million.



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