SMEC donation for disaster preparedness in Fiji

i1 2019 donation for disaster preparedness in fiji
i1 2019 donation for disaster preparedness in fiji

Residents and Habitat for Humanity Fiji staff showing their appreciation for the donation.

The SMEC Foundation has donated A$30,000 to Habitat for Humanity for disaster preparedness in Fiji. With the donation, Habitat for Humanity Fiji purchased tarpaulins and rope to prepare 300 emergency kits ahead of the November-April cyclone season.

Mr Zahid Iqbal, SMEC’s Regional Manager – Pacific & Philippines, presented the donation on behalf of the SMEC Foundation during the recent ceremonial turnover in Suva. The kits will help keep people in temporary shelters when displaced by a natural disaster. Fiji suffered heavy casualties in 2016 when Severe Tropical Cyclone Winston struck the islands and left some 40,000 homes damaged or destroyed. The SMEC Foundation is a core part of SMEC’s corporate social responsibility. Since 2001, the Foundation has donated around A$1,000,000 to over 200 projects in the areas of health, education, community development, emergency relief and the environment. SMEC is a member of the Surbana Jurong Group.

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