DETAILED TECHNICAL ASSESSMENT AT FLOOD-HIT AREAS STARTED

Flood-hit China Town in Honiara. Photo credit: SIBC.

Flood-hit China Town in Honiara. Photo credit: SIBC.

The Government has started a detailed technical assessment at flood-hit areas in Honiara and Guadalcanal and other parts of the country to determine the scale of last week’s disaster.

A government statement said officials from relevant Government Ministries have been deployed to assist Honiara City Council and Guadalcanal Provincial Authorities who are currently conducting detailed assessment on different sectors which have been affected by
rain and flooding.

Key sectors that will be assessed include infrastructure, agriculture, shelter, education, health, environment, marine, land use and planning, geology, water resources and commerce.

The teams will also conduct verification of affected communities to help them further develop a humanitarian action plan and a long term recovery and rehabilitation program.

An assessment period of 14 days which began on Wednesday, April 9, has been set and reports will be submitted to the Chairperson of the National Disaster Operation Committee for onward submission to the Cabinet for deliberation.

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