10 Jul 2019

Japan donates aid to help stricken Fiji communities

12:02 pm on 10 July 2019

Japan has donated aid worth $US2.3 million to help Fijians with the restoration of basic needs and livelihoods following natural disasters.

Damage on Kandavu after Cyclone Keni

Damage on Kandavu after Cyclone Keni Photo: Supplied/ Matava Resort

Fiji's Agriculture Minister, Mahendra Reddy, said it was timely assistance.

He said it will help build resilience amongst these communities, so the costs of disasters can be minimised.

The items donated include five excavators, four dump trucks, one motor grader, four cargo cranes, five twin cabs, four forklifts, four tractors with ploughs, harrows and spare parts and four fibreglass boats.