1 Jul 2016

ADB gives US$50m emergency loan to Fiji

1:24 pm on 1 July 2016

The Asian Development Bank will provide a 50 million US dollar emergency assistance loan to Fiji for short-term financing of disaster recovery reconstruction programs.

Mohammed Nadim shows photos of the house that was destroyed by Winston.

Mohammed Nadim shows photos of the house that was destroyed by Winston. Photo: RNZ/ Sally Round

The programme will include school rehabilitation and housing assistance and follows February's Cyclone Winston.

Fiji's Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says the loan will allow the government to be more responsive and rebuild damaged schools and homes better and stronger.

He says the new structures will be designed and built to withstand high winds and driving rain that characterise severe tropical storms.

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