The launch of the National Disaster Risk Reduction Policy 2018-2030 will pave the way for Fiji in protecting all Fijian communities and the economy from devastation disasters.

This was the message by the Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama while officiating at the launch held at the Holiday Inn in Suva today.

Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama said the document provides the policy and legal framework that supports funding, manage and integrate disaster risk management across every level of governance.

“It covers preparedness before storms, to immediate emergency responses, to the nationwide effort to rebuild to cyclone-resilient standards.”

“This policy is one part of a wide-reaching national agenda to dramatically improve our resilience to climate impacts of all scales. We’re building seawalls, evacuation centres and early warning systems; relocating communities, planting mangroves and boosting our agro-resilience.”

Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama acknowledged the Japanese government for its assistance and cooperation towards the completion of this policy.

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