QVS Thrilled with In­done­sian Help

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Queen Vic­to­ria School in Tailevu has wel­comed the move by Gov­ern­ment to bring in In­done­sians to re­build their school. This was af­ter the prom­i­nent board­ing school was dev­as­tated by the mon­ster Trop­i­cal Cy­clone Win­ston in Fe­bru­ary. Queen Vic­to­ria School Old Boys As­so­ci­a­tion pres­i­dent, Anasa Vo­cea said the is­sue was try­ing to re­build the school so that stu­dents can start classes again. “We had a meet­ing with the In­done­sian am­bas­sador and he in­formed us that once the sur­vey and dam­age as­sess­ment is com­pleted; fur­ther dis­cus­sions will be made with the Fi­jian Gov­ern­ment be­fore re­con­struc­tion work be­gins,” Mr Vo­cea said. “They have in­formed us that once the con­struc­tion plans are com­pleted, work is ex­pected to be­gin by the end of this month. “We are glad that the Fi­jian Gov­ern­ment has brought in trusted peo­ple to as­sist with the re­con­struc­tion of Queen Vic­to­ria School ,and we hope that we will able to bring back the school’s for­mer glory,” he said. In­done­sian Em­bassy first sec­re­tary, Thomas Am­brosias con­firmed they had been given the di­rec­tive from the Na­tional Dis­as­ter Man­age­ment Of­fice (NDMO) to con­duct a dam­age as­sess­ment on the school. “We want to thank the Fi­jian Gov­ern­ment for their great col­lab­o­ra­tion; QVS is one of our main fac­tors of co-op­er­a­tion in the ar­eas of ed­u­ca­tion,” Mr Am­brosias said. “A team of In­done­sian sur­vey­ors were de­ployed to the school to carry out an as­sess­ment and then a pre­lim­i­nary re­port will be sub­mit­ted. “I can also con­firm that we will send out our en­gi­neers from In­done­sia and those in the ar­eas of ex­per­tise to carry out the work in QVS.”

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