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National Emergency Operation Center: Tropical Cyclone Winston Situation Report 65 of 09/03/2016

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The purpose of this report is to provide the update on the current operations undertaken after TC Winston.

This Situation Report is issued by the National Emergency Operation Centre and covers the period from 0000hrs - 0800 hours, 09/03/2016. Updates in this report summarise all reports and briefs submitted from various EOC’s in the four divisions.

1.0 NATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

  • Assistant Minister for Health and Medical Services Hon. Veena Bhatnagar to visit Savusavu Hospital on Wednesday, 9th March 2016 at 10.30am followed by a visit to Nabouwalu Hospital in the afternoon

  • Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has commended the relief and rehabilitation work being undertaken by the Australian Defence Force on the island of Koro.

  • The business sector continues to contribute towards efforts by the Fijian Government to rehabilitate areas affected by Tropical Cyclone Winston.

  • Government has announced the waiver of market vendor fees to lessen the burden faced by farmers in the aftermath of TC Winston.

  • The Ministry of Education is hoping to have 99% schools operational by next Monday, 14/3/16.

  • Minister for Education Hon. Dr Mahendra Reddy yesterday received $423, 000 worth of assistance from the United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) to assist in government’s efforts in ensuring that students around the country return to normalcy.

  • The Fijian Government today received $100,000 Fijian Dollars from the Government of the Independent State of Samoa to assist the Fijian Government with relief and recovery efforts in the wake of severe Tropical Cyclone Winston.

  • The Minister for Tourism Hon. Faiyaz Siddiq Koya today commended the efforts of the Tanoa Group for their contribution towards growing Fiji’s tourism sector.