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New Market, Bus Stand Open

New Market, Bus Stand Open
Market vendor Litia Vakaleqa (left), with her wheel-barrow boy at her new market stall in Nausori yesterday. Photo: Shahani Mala
September 23
01:28 2015

It was a proud moment for the vendors when they set up their stalls to sell their vegetable, fruits and root crops in the new Nausori Market yesterday.

The new market and bus stand opened for first day of business.

The market vendors were happy with the facilities.

Market vendor Unasi Wati, 54 said: “For 20 years I have been selling my vegetables outside the old Nausori market.”

“Today,  I very happy that I have a vegetable stall in this new market. The facilities are also good.”

“I was affected by the weather and my vegetables use to go bad when I used to sell outside the old market,” she said.

Market vendor Nisha Jaitun said “I have been a vendor for 12 years and I usually sell jet fruit and other vegetables to support myself.

“The old was good but I am very happy with this new market and there was leakage problem in the old market.

“Today is my first day in this new market and I am trying to adjust,” she said.

“I used to pay $13 for the stall in old market but now I am paying $15.10 for stall in this new market.”

Market Vendor Lila Wati, 53 said: “I have been selling as a vendor for last 18 years; the new market is better than the old market.”

The tables here are small but the facilities are very good. Today is only first day so it will take some time for people to come to stall,” she said.

Market Vendor Vishwanadan Gounder, 67 said: “For the last two years I have been selling as a vendor and I am happy and excited about this new market.

“I am so thankful to Government for their support toward the vendors.

“We are even getting good response from the public and I made a $27 profit,” he said.

Handicraft owner Netani Koroi said: “I have been selling my products for 10 years in the old market and I am so happy with the facilities of the market and the bus stand.”

Meanwhile, Nausori  residents who visited the new market and new bus stand yesterday were happy with the new development in Nasouri.

Baulevu, Nasouri resident Elenoa Rusivakula said, “I am so happy with this new development in Nausori  and more people will come down to buy the vegetables.”

Another Nausori  resident Aleem Khan said, “The new market and bus stand has better facilities and it very beneficial for our vendors and easy transportation for the people from market to bus stand.”


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