Caption: Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama seen with the Singh family and friends in Votualevu, Nadi last year while handing over one of the many new homes donated to people who lost their property during cyclone Evan. Photo: JOSEPHINE NAVULA.
More than 1,200 new homes have been built by Government in the Western Division in the past 16 months as part of the Tropical Cyclone Evan rehabilitation programme benefiting more than 3000 Fijians who lost their homes from the natural disaster.
The rehabilitation programme leaves close to 300 homes to be completed before the end of this year.
Acting Commissioner Western, Luke Moroivalu said the completion of more than a thousand homes is testament of Government’s development objectives to ensure that all Fijians are empowered to contribute positively.
While the cost of rehabilitation works is more than $2 million, Mr Moroivalu said Government has always maintained that money was not an issue.
“The Prime Minister Rear Admiral Voreqe Bainimarama has always maintained that money will never be an issue if the lives of Fijians are at stake and housing is a need,” Mr Moroivalu said.