Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Disaster Management and Meteorological Services – Jone Usamate, toured the landslide site at Draubuta Village, Navosa today.
Usamate is expected to meet with those families who have been affected by the massive sand and gravel avalanche.
A piece of land hasalso been identified and talks are underway to relocate the 16 families that were displaced.
The Ministry of Rural and Maritime Development, through the District Officer Navosa – is coordinating the assistance and the assessment that has been made by various government stakeholders in the village.
Officials from the National Disaster Management Office, the Fiji Roads Authority, the Ministry of Agriculture and the Water Authority of Fiji – have visited the village and had conducted their assessments.
The Ministry of Health officials have fumigated the village and also assessed the possibility of an outbreak of diseases, and awareness has been carried out.
The FRA had cleared the debris and soil sediments in homes and also assessed the road condition and the village compound, while machines are now being deployed to clear debris and soil sediments.
Meanwhile – Water Authority officials have been deployed to assess damage sustained to the water system, while the Commissioner – Western Division has organised for more clothes to be delivered to the village, early next week.