05 Mar '11, 3am

SAF combat engineers assist New Zealand residents #nzquake #nzeq #eqnz

SAF combat engineers assist New Zealand residents #nzquake #nzeq #eqnz

Since 1 Mar, five Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) combat engineers have been out and about Christchurch, New Zealand, helping residents to stabilise their houses. Working with their counterparts from the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF), the five men worked on about six houses every day. They were deployed with the NZDF engineers to the Christchurch suburbs where they assisted the local authorities in removing debris and carrying minor repair works to buildings affected by the earthquake. City authorities declared the beginning of a recovery phase on 3 Mar, and much of the relief efforts will focus on rebuilding lives disrupted by the 22 Feb earthquake. When cyberpioneer spoke to the SAF servicemen on 3 Mar, they were working on houses on Mount Pleasant, a residential area some 14km south-east of downtown Christchurch. "We remove the unstable structures before they fall and h...

Full article: http://www.mindef.gov.sg/imindef/publications/cyberpionee...

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