A local subsidiary of an international conglomerate has extended assistance of $10,000 to aid Government’s restoration efforts in the aftermath of Tropical Cyclone Winston.
Permanent secretary in the Prime Minister’s Office, Mr Yogesh Karan received the cheque on behalf of Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama from Central Pacific Chemicals Limited’s country manager Cama Raimuria.
Mr Raimuria said the company, which is a local subsidiary of IXOM, had seen the devastation that TC Winston had on the Fijian economy.
“Our company is looking at the devastation caused by TC Winston which means we are duty bound to assist our fellow Fijians in this time of need,” he said.
“At the same time we are supporting the Fijian Government in their recovery plan to restore life back to normalcy for the Fijian community,” he said.
The company has also distributed over 10,000 litres of clean drinking water to affected areas in the Ra province that includes Malake Island, Naria settlement, Ellington settlement, Tokio village, Ra Maternity Hospital and Matawailevu village.
Mr Raimuria said through this they had brought smiles to the lives of 2,270 individuals.
PS Karan acknowledged the contribution by Central Pacific Chemicals Limited and extended government’s appreciation to the company.