SUVA, Oct. 26 (Xinhua) -- Fiji received 12 portable solar generators Wednesday from Israel to address the aftermath of Tropical Cyclone Winston that had left a path of massive devastation in the Pacific island nation earlier this year.
While receiving the equipment, Fijian Minister for Agriculture, Rural and Maritime Development and National Disaster Management Office Inia Seruiratu acknowledged the work carried out by the Israeli government to the victims of the cyclone in the reconstruction process.
The generators, together with a donation made earlier this year, strengthened the relations between Fiji and Israel, Seruiratu said, adding that Fiji looks forward to continued cooperation in disaster response and agriculture.
Yaron Sultan-Dadon, the Israeli government's Pacific islands adviser, said the donation reflects the partnership between the two countries and that the solar kits will allow families to live normally even if there is no electricity around.
The solar kits will be distributed to Fiji's four divisional commissioners, who will then distribute them in line with the needs of Winston-affected communities and families, according to the Department of Information.