Fijivillage
NEWS SPORTS

NDMO conducts community training on the ground with village headmen

NDMO conducts community training on the ground with village headmen

By Semi Turaga
Friday 11/10/2019

Community training is being done on the ground with village headmen to ensure they can assess houses and determine whether those houses are disaster-proof.

Acting Director of the National Disaster Management Office, Litiana Bainimarama says they are working with the Ministry of iTaukei Affairs through their community training for village headmen to be equipped to do this on the ground.

Fijivillage had asked Bainimarama if this was being done on the ground as it is a vital step in ensuring that communities and villages are prepared for any event and in turn save lives.

Bainimarama says there is a shelter handbook that has been developed to help rural carpenters build resilient infrastructure.

She says from the NDMO's perspective, they have opened the National Emergency Operations Centre and there have also been upgrades in the Divisional and District Emergency Operations Centres.


Fiji is ranked as the 10th highest disaster-prone country in the world according to the World Risk Report 2018, and this is mostly due to a very high degree of exposure and lack of adaptive capacity.

Stay tuned for the latest news on our radio stations

CFL radio frequencies
IN DEPTH
SODELPA spectacle
With SODELPA going through changes and opposition within the party, we give you all the stories that covered these ...
4 days ago

USP Saga
Full coverage of the USP saga including coverage of protests, investigations, reports and ...
4 days ago

Fiji's approach to deal with effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic
As Fiji battles against the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, many individuals and organisations have come forward to lend a helping ...
68 days ago
FEATURE NEWS
2 new border quarantine cases in Fiji
2 new border quarantine cases of COVID-19 have been announced today by the Acting Permanent Secretary for Health, Doctor James Fong.Doctor Fong says b...
1 hour ago
LATEST NEWS
Samabula Juvenile Centre receives $8,000 worth of items
The Samabula Juvenile Centre today received $8,000 worth of items such as mattresses, pillows, blankets and cooking utensils from Inspire Pacific and ...
26 minutes ago

Lautoka Sugar Mill will commence crushing this Friday
The Lautoka Sugar Mill will commence crushing for the 2020 Season this Friday. The Fiji Sugar Corporation says fabrication and engineering of the ...
41 minutes ago

3 people die due to dengue fever - Dr Waqainabete
3 people have died due to dengue fever from November last year to date while 300 cases were recorded during this period. Minister for Health Dr ...
3 hours ago

Travel between Fiji and the EU countries is impossible because there are no planes - Sujiro Seam
Travel between Fiji and the European Union countries is not impossible because of the list of restrictions from the EU but it is impossible because ...
3 hours ago

Samabula man to front court after allegedly being found with illicit drugs
A 36-year-old man from Samabula will be produced in court tomorrow after he was allegedly found with two plastic bags of white substances believed to ...
3 hours ago

TOP