9 Apr 2012

Fiji clean-up after flooding picks up speed

4:45 pm on 9 April 2012

The director of Fiji's Disaster Management Office says he thinks the clean-up after the latest floods has been much faster than after the January floods.

Pajiliai Dobui says good progress was made over the Easter holiday but some schools may still be needed to house flooding victims.

Mr Dobui says he expects many more of the displaced people will be able to return home.

He says good weather has helped progress the clean-up in the west of Viti Levu.

"We are also doing a clean-up of the sugar mills. Most of the sugar mils were badly affected and the clean-up is progressing very well."

Pajiliai Dobui says there has been extensive assistance, including from civil society, like the Rotary Club and the Red Cross, as well as countries such as New Zealand, Australia, Japan and the US.