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RFMF Soldiers Deployed To Kadavu

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RFMF Soldiers Deployed To Kadavu Republic of Fiji Military Forces personnel from 3FIR and Engineers Corps helped in the clean-up in Vunisea, Kadavu on April 14. 2018. Photo: RFMF

A total of 55 soldiers have been deployed to Kadavu.

The Commander of the Republic of Fiji Military Forces, Rear Admiral Viliame Naupoto said the deployment included Surveyors, signals, some from 3FIR and the Engineers.

He said the majority of the team was from the RFMF Engineers Corps.

Rear Admiral Naupoto said one senior military officer was part of the assessment team that flew to Kadavu by helicopter on Fruday.

“I was supposed to go, but I gave my seat to Major Lepani Damuni,” he said.

“Major Damuni will lead the team carry out an assessment because this would help the them know of the situation they will face.”

The team deployed to Kadavu left on Friday night on board the Lomaiviti Princess I.Meanwhile, the RFMF Engineers Corps operations officer Major Sanaila Vitukalulu said the Engineers will be divided into clean-up groups to help villagers.

Yesterday he went with the Engineers Commanding Officer (CO) Lieutenant Colonel Semi Mocelutu to check their men helping in the clean-up in the Western Division.

He said they would also visit the engineers group working in the Northern Division and Kadavu.

Meanwhile, the Vunisea Jetty approach washed out during Tropical Cyclone Keni has been repaired by the Fiji Roads Authority (FRA) and was operational from Friday, April 13th.

This was part of a briefing by the director National Disaster Management Office, Isireli Leweniqila. On the initial damage assessment at Kadavu, he said, 43 homes were completely damaged and 179 partly damaged.

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