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World Bank to help Samoa with cyclone damage aid

World Bank to help Samoa with cyclone damage aid

Updated 14 March 2013, 10:51 AEDT

The World Bank is to provide $20-million to help Samoa recover from Cylone Evan last December, which killed five people destroyed more than 600 homes, and displaced 4,000 people.

The cyclone also damaged transport infrastructure, energy plants, tourism facilties and crops.

Franz Drees-Gross, the Country Director for Papua New Guinea, East Timor and the Pacific Islands at the World Bank, says a damage assesment of the cyclone shows the economic impact of the disaster was enormous.

Presenter: Bruce Hill

Speaker: Franz Drees-Gross, World Bank Country Director for Papua New Guinea, East Timor and the Pacific Islands

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Bruce is one of the Pacific’s most experienced journalists with nearly 20 years covering the region and has won several international awards.

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