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Tuesday, 08 November 2016

EU-Fiji: Emergency centre opens

The newly refurbished Nadi District Emergency Operations Centre and the Western Division Emergency Operations Centre - Planning Office and Divisional Controller’s Office in Lautoka were opened today. This was made possible through the European Union funded ACP-EU Building Safety and Resilience in the Pacific project which is implemented by the Pacific Community. The cost of the project was $92,236. Permanent Secretary for Rural and Maritime Development and National Disaster Management Meleti Bainimarama says the new office will ensure government services are not disrupted during an emergency. Bainimarama says the new office will further enhance Fiji’s efforts in building resilient people and also strengthen disaster preparedness and management. EU Deputy Head of Delegation for the Pacific Corrado Pampaloni says through the project the EU has also allocated funds for the refurbishment of the Northern and Eastern Divisional Emergency Operations Centres and the National Emergency Operations Centre.

Source: fijivillage.com