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PNG announces K3 million for Pacific cyclone relief assistance
10:04 pm GMT+12, 19/01/2020, Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea Prime Minister James Marape has announced government’s commitment of K3 million (approx US$880,450) as relief assistance to two Pacific Island countries badly hit by the Cyclone Tino.

PM Marape committed PNG’s assistance following devastation from Cyclone Tino in Tuvalu and Fiji’s second-largest island Vanua Levu causing huge damages to properties and leaving many families homeless.

People of Tuvalu and Fiji were affected by the tropical Cyclone Tino that has caused huge damages to properties and leaving many families homeless.

Marape says his government stands firm to assist in this disaster caused by tropical Cyclone Tino and is ready to commit the relief assistance of K3 million.

He said it is an unfortunate situation for our friends in Tuvalu and Fiji, therefore PNG has the closest neighbor who is ready to assist.

SOURCE: NBC NEWS/PACNEWS


 


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