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Nadi Town On Clean-up Mode

The Minister for Local Government, Housing and Environment, Parveen Kumar, launched a week-long environment clean-up campaign in Nadi Town last Saturday. This official opening was also supported by the Minister
09 Feb 2015 08:35
Nadi Town On Clean-up Mode
The Clean-Up Campaign taking place in Nadi. Photo: DEPTFO News

The Minister for Local Government, Housing and Environment, Parveen Kumar, launched a week-long environment clean-up campaign in Nadi Town last Saturday.

This official opening was also supported by the Minister for Health, Jone Usamate, and his Ministry.

Government took this initiative to combat the outbreak of dengue fever in the country as the numbers are increasing.

The Ministry of Health has confirmed 123 cases of dengue fever reported in the Northern Division alone. Currently tests are underway to determine the number of dengue cases in the West.

Mr Kumar is urging the public for their commitment and passion towards a clean and healthy value of the environment.

“To protect our environment, it requires co-ordination and collaboration of all players including Government agencies, private sectors and our local communities at large,” Mr Kumar said.

“Waste is a readily available public mirror that correctly reflects the attitudes of societies.”

The volunteers from town councils, students and soldiers who took part in the morning march in Nadi, pitched in for the clean-up.

The campaign was initiated at five spots around Nadi – Wailoaloa Beach, the Martintar-Namaka corridor, Korociri, Nawatikuma and Navakai.

The Ministry has committed to undertake this free campaign to encourage the public, corporate bodies and companies to take the initiative to support for a healthier and cleaner Fiji.

Mr Kumar confirmed that the Environment Emergency Declaration was still in place from the mouth of the Laqere River to My Suva Park, 500 metres out to the sea.

This declaration also includes the Cunnigham and Vatuwaqa River in Suva. People are still warned to refrain from collecting seashells and sea-weeds from the shores of Nukulau Island.

Mr Kumar said: “It’s a temporary ban and we request people to have patience and assist us in this time.”

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