Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has assured the people of Vatulele that the Government will assist them to rebuild their lives.
While visiting the island to assess damages and distribute relief supplies to those affected by TC Harold, Bainimarama thanked the people for their resilience and for taking the initiative to rebuild their homes after the cyclone.
Relief supplies included shelter and hygiene kits as well as food rations.
The Prime Minister also visited Vatulele Health Centre and Vatulele District School.
[𝑃𝑀 𝐵𝑎𝑖𝑛𝑖𝑚𝑎𝑟𝑎𝑚𝑎 𝑎𝑙𝑠𝑜 𝑣𝑖𝑠𝑖𝑡𝑒𝑑 𝑉𝑎𝑡𝑢𝑙𝑒𝑙𝑒 𝐻𝑒𝑎𝑙𝑡ℎ 𝐶𝑒𝑛𝑡𝑟𝑒 - 20/05/2020 𝑃ℎ𝑜𝑡𝑜: 𝐹𝑖𝑗𝑖𝑎𝑛 𝐺𝑜𝑣𝑒𝑟𝑛𝑚𝑒𝑛𝑡 𝐹𝑎𝑐𝑒𝑏𝑜𝑜𝑘 𝑃𝑎𝑔𝑒]
Four teachers' quarters were destroyed and two partly damaged.
One classroom block was also partly damaged.
Meanwhile, Fiji-born US business tycoon and Fiji's Honorary Consul in San Francisco Jay Singh also donated $10,000 worth of food rations to the villagers.
His food ration donation is part of a $50,000 relief assistance he has set aside for the villagers of Vatulele.
81 houses were completely destroyed while 180 were partially damaged in the 4 villages on Vatulele.
The NDMO says 34 houses were destroyed in Ekubu village, 18 houses in Taunovo Village, 11 houses in Lomanikaya village, and 18 houses were destroyed in Bouwaqa Village.
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