Fiji Times Online 24th March 2018
He said this while addressing members of the public during the World Meteorological Day celebrations at Subrail Park in Labasa yesterday.
"Fiji, in the international forefront as the President of COP23, made history as the first small island developing state to preside over the Conference of the Parties last year in Bonn, Germany," he said.
Mr Vocea said Government had invested significantly in recent years to a build weather-ready, climate smart society.
"Between 2012 and 2014, more than $2.6 million was allocated to upgrade the conventional radars at Labasa, Nadi and Nausori airports to Doppler type.
"A total of $0.7m was given to install automatic weather stations in the remote islands and data scarce locations between 2012 and 2015," he said.
"Approximately $1.0m was spent from 2013 to 2015 on the installation of water level and rainfall equipment," he said.