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Market Improvements To Help People

Market Improvements To Help People
From left: Fijian warrior Lai Vatadroka, tourists Jeff Butler, Aida Butler and Fijian warrior Jope Kalounikaikesu at Orchid Island on October 22, 2017.
September 09
07:52 2014

The improvements to the Savusavu Market will benefit so many people in the town and surrounding region, says Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama.

“This is just the latest example of my Government’s determination to assist Fijians who grow crops and make handicraft and other goods to be able to sell their products in more pleasant and hygienic surroundings,” Mr Bainimarama said.

He said Government had created 60 additional stalls, so that vendors who had been forced to sell on the streets could now move inside away from the sun and rain.

“Government is improving markets all over the country, modernising them and upgrading them so that vendors can display their goods properly and get the returns they deserve for their hard work,” he said.

“It’s also about improving the overall shopping experience for consumers, so that going to the market no longer means getting wet or negotiating smelly drains and clogged corridors.”

He said the markets had clearly got to be more attractive to get more people out of the supermarkets and back to buying produce that was fresher and directly benefitted ordinary Fijians.

“We’ve come a long way with a number of major upgrades, most recently in Nadi on Friday and now here in Savusavu today. But we’ve also got plans to extend this to some of the stalls around Fiji selling produce by the roadside, and to those producers dependent on the passing trade.”

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