6 - 17 November 2017  

     Government of the Republic of Fiji

  Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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Media Release

Korea pledges USD50K for Cyclone Winston Relief

The Korean Government pledges $US50,000 to help with relief efforts in the wake of Severe Tropical Cyclone Winston.

Korean Ambassador Mr Kim Seong-In made the pledge to Hon. Minister for Foreign Affairs Ratu Inoke Kubuabola.

Minister Kubuabola thanked the Korean Government for their gift that would go a long way to alleviating some of the trauma faced by affected families.

He has promised to forward the money to the Prime Ministers National Disaster Relief and Rehabilitation account to help affected families.

Also accompanying the Korean Ambassador was a delegation of maritime and energy research specialists working with Korean International Co-operation Agency (KOICA).

They were Mr Kyung-seok Ki, Deputy Director of Climate Change, KOICA, Mr Dong-Hyun Jin, Team Manager KOICA, Mr Jeong-gon Ryu, Senior Research Fellow, Korea Maritime Institute (KMI), Mr Hi-saeng Lee Senior Research Fellow at the Research Institute of Ships and Ocean Engineering (KRISO) and Mr Dong-hyun Lee, Senior Research Fellow at the Korea Institute of Energy Research (KIER).

They discussed Minister Kubuabola’s recommendation to consider feasibility studies done by development partners for the Fijian Government on the potential of geo-thermal energy production in Fiji.

Minister Kubuabola suggested it was an opportune time to revisit some of the ideas for geo-thermal energy production especially in light of the damage caused by Severe Tropical Cyclone Winston.


Hon. Minister for Foreign Affairs Ratu Inoke Kubuabola with Korean Ambassador to Fiji Mr Kim Seong-In and other officials after the cheque presentation

CAPTION- Minister Kubuabola after the pledge from Korean Ambassador Kim Seong- In and KOICA officials.