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Works On Labasa Fish, Grog Stalls Begin

Works On Labasa Fish, Grog Stalls Begin
Minister for Local Government Parveen Bala during the ground-breaking ceremony of the new grog and fish stall in Labasa on Saturday, April 15, 2017. Photo: SHRATIKA NAIDU
April 16
12:42 2017

People of Labasa, especially market vendors, will soon enjoy more stalls to sell their produce.

This will soon be realised after the construction of fish and grog stalls in Labasa.

The long overdue project by Labasa Town Council commenced yesterday with a ground-breaking ceremony.

The chief guest, Minister for Local Government, Housing, Environment, Infrastructure and Transport Parveen Bala, said there would be 47 fish stalls and 10 grog stalls situated opposite of the Labasa Market Police Post.

“The total cost of the fish stall is $119,550 and grog stall is $48,000.” Mr Bala said.

“The grog stall would be ready after eight weeks and fish stall after 12 weeks.”

“I remember that last year we gave assurance to the market vendors that we will extend the grog and fish stalls and surely within few weeks the vendors will get what they want,” he said.

“We are doing this because we don’t want our buyers and sellers to suffer.”

Mr Bala said the ministry’s plan to relocate the market to Subrail Park in Labasa, was a long-term plan.

“I have setup a team to look into the feasibility study and this relocation plan would consume lot time because we have to think about where to relocate Subrail Park,” he said.

“While we are looking at the long-term plan we will not wait and see our people suffer.

“Hence, we have begun with the project.”

Edited by: Ivamere Nataro

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