The Government of the Republic of Korea through its embassy here in Suva today handed over food items to the Fijian government to be distributed in the western division following the recent flooding.
In handing over the food items worth almost $85,000, the Korean envoy to Fiji, His Excellency, Cheong Hae – Wook said from briefings attended, food rations have been one of the major challenges as many shops in the western division were also underwater.
“No country and people are safe from disasters that Mother Nature brings about”, Ambasador Hae-Wook said.
“I sincerely hope that this relief food, as a token of Korea’s goodwill, could help people in the western division overcome their difficulties and return to normal life”.
The food items included 4000 bags of 5kilograms flour, 2000 cartons of instant noodles and 200 cartons of biscuits.
Following today’s ceremony, the three truck load of containers was transported to the western division so that rations could be distributed to those affected.
In receiving the donation on behalf of Government, Commissioner Western Mr Joeli Cawaki thanked the government and the people of Korea for their generous assistance during this time of disaster.
“This contribution will go a long way in our relief efforts to assist those that were affected,” Commander Cawaki said.