The Japanese Government will be funding the rehabilitation work of Vunisea Secondary School, Richmond Methodist High School and Kadavu Provincial Secondary School which is expected to cost around $3 million.
These schools were damaged by Tropical Cyclone Harold earlier this year and the assistance is through Japan’s Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects Programme.
The project includes reconstruction of classroom blocks, dormitories and ablution blocks.
Minister for Education, Rosy Akbar says they cannot commit mistakes of the past, they need buildings that are strong and with investments like this they must ensure that these buildings are built to withstand climate catastrophes.
The Japanese Ambassador to Fiji Masahiro Omura says Japan’s total contribution to the government’s continuous efforts towards post-cyclone school rehabilitation is worth more than $11 million.
The projects are expected to be completed in four to six months.
Stay tuned for the latest news on our radio stations