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Air Niugini and JICA engage to assist Fiji

Staff Reporter 2/28/2016 | |
Air Niugini takes relief supplies to Fiji. Photo credit: Air Niugini Media
Over four tons of relief supplies bound for Fiji was airlifted on Friday, from Papua New Guinea to assist the country recuperate after the devastating aftermath of Category 5 Cyclone Winston.
State-owned airliner, Air Niugini transported 4.5 tons of supplies that included 225 boxes containing mattresses, tents and plastic rolls, which were donated by Japan International Cooperation Agency, JICA in Singapore.
Air Niugini uplifted the supplies from Singapore to Port Moresby yesterday and left the Jackson’s International Airport today for Nadi, Fiji.
Since cyclone Winston swept through Fiji over the weekend, 42 deaths have been recorded so far, while thousands of people are homeless and millions of dollars’ worth of damage done to properties and infrastructure.
PX 084 departed Port Moresby at 10am Friday morning, via Solomon Islands and arrived at Nandi Airport just after 4pm.

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