Fiji Gas, Fiji’s largest LPG company in Fiji, yesterday pledged and donated stoves and cooking gas to villages on Koro Island. 9 out of the 14 villages on Koro are now with proper portable cooking stoves and clean cooking fuel. This is just the beginning of Fiji Gas’ contribution to relief efforts around the country.
On Sunday 29 February 2016, a Fiji Gas service technician departed for Koro Island with Government and DISMAC officials who were enroute to distribute relief supplies. Portable burners and 12kg gas cylinders were part of the relief items distributed yesterday.
Fiji Gas CEO, Hans Reiher said, “Food rations need to be cooked and all the villages on Koro were doing this using firewood. Cooking with firewood is time consuming and the fumes from it can be damaging.” Mr. Reiher went on to say, “We wanted to contribute to rebuilding the communities and have begun by supplying the villages of Koro with proper cooking equipment and gas. We hope that through this, it has made their lives a bit easier.”
Kade Village, Mudu Village, Nakadavu Village, Namucu Village, Siliwaca Village and Nagaidamu Village are now all equipped with a stove and a gas cylinder set up in a cooking area where people can alternate cooking their food. The remaining 5 villages will soon be set up with the same cooking stations.
Richard GWilliams, the Fiji Gas Service & Installation Technician who travelled to Koro Island yesterday said, “It was a humbling experience to be able to help those affected by this devastating cyclone. Everyone was waiting to eat and drink something as soon as we arrived and I was relieved to be able to set up cooking stations where they could cook their food fast.”
Fiji Gas will continue setting up cooking stations for evacuation centres and affected areas throughout the country.
“We are in contact with DISMAC and Government Officials on the set up of cooking stations in evacuation centres and areas that are in need of cooking stations,” said Mr. Reiher. “In the coming weeks we hope to reach more people and assist with Governments efforts in restoring those areas most severely affected.”
We at Fiji Gas feel for the people of Fiji and the difficult times you are going through after TCWinston. Our efforts in supplying cooking stations to affected areas is our way of assisting you during this trying time of need, as you have played huge part in making us what we are today.
Fiji Gas first began supplying gas to Fiji in 1956. It has grown into the largest LPG Company in the Pacific islands.