#header-inner img {margin: 0 auto !important; #header-inner {text-align: Center ;} Fiji Coupfourpointfive: Machinery and three million for North

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Machinery and three million for North

According to the Fiji Sun the Works Ministry says at least three million dollars will be needed to repair infrastructure damaged in the Northern division in the wake of Hurricane Tomas.

Ministry spokesperson Sainiana Waqainabete is quoted as saying that machinery is also ready to be delivered to the North for restoration works.

“We’ve got machinery ready that is on standby to travel up to the North on Monday. This is 3 diggers and additional graders that will be sent up to compliment the current fleet that is operating in the North.”

Some machinery is also ready to go to Lau.

“We also like to assure you – the islands in the Lau Group namely – Vanuabalavu, Cicia and Lakeba - that were affected will also have a fleet of machinery sent to their various places on board the Vatulawa – this evening if all goes to plan – if not – the vessel leaves tomorrow. The full operation that we’ve earmarked is two weeks exactly after Tomas."

The Works ministry says it will take at least month for permanent restoration to the cyclone devastated areas.