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Mining firm supports victims

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Japanese mining company, Sumitomo Metal Mining Co, Ltd (SMM) has supported the recent disaster in Temotu province.

The company last week presented $350, 000 to the minister of environment and conservation Bradley Tovosia.

Sumitomo has been conducting exploration activities in Solomon Islands for last 7 years on both Choiseul and Isabel.

SMM being of Japanese origin knows only too well the physical and psychological havoc natural disasters can have on the victims and their families.

Japan has had its share of disasters, however, despite its predicament it has the resilience to redevelop itself from disasters.

With the recent disaster in the Temotu more especially Temotu Nende Sumitomo said; “our hearts are with the people of Santa Cruz at this time of grief and reconstruction of lives and properties.

“We send our message of deepest sympathy to people of Temotu and affirm our moral support and join all efforts to support affected people in this hard time of disaster.”

The company said natural disasters have no boundaries and it is this respect SMM is honoured to make a donation of SBD365,000 for the reconstruction of the lives of affected tsunami victims and the devastated areas.

The Minister of Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management & Meteorology, Hon. Bradley Tovusia, thanked Sumitomo Metal Mining Co, Ltd of Japan for the generous donation of SBD365,000 towards the victims of the recent tsunami that strike Santa Cruz Island.

He stressed that the Government recognizes and appreciates the continuous support the company has rendered to the people of Solomon Islands.