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Businesses To Re-open Despite Damage

Despite sustaining extensive damage in the recent floods, business and shop owners are quickly getting back on their feet to re-open business in the town of Nadi. Manager for Sanson
08 Apr 2016 10:52
Businesses To Re-open Despite Damage
Manager of Sanson Variety,Mr Vijay Prakash outside his shop which had been damaged due to the recent flood in Nadi town Photo:Litia Tikomailepanoni

Despite sustaining extensive damage in the recent floods, business and shop owners are quickly getting back on their feet to re-open business in the town of Nadi.

Manager for Sanson Variety Shop Vijay Prakash located on Main Street said the shop was ruined after the heavy rain on Monday that caused flooding in Nadi Town.

“The total cost of damage amount to $5000 and at the moment we will just clean up and try to get the shop to open as soon as possible,” Mr Prakash said.

Restaurant owner Ganeshwar Raju of Rajus Restaurant in Main Street Nadi is also one of the favourite eateries that was damaged by the recent flood.

“All the groceries and the goods inside the shop have been damaged, even the food warmer and the fridge inside the shop have been damaged  by floodwaters,” Mr Raju said.

He said despite the $10,000 damage, he was going to open in a few weeks from now.

Meanwhile, Minister for Local Government, Housing, Environment, Infrastructure and Transport Parveen Kumar was at Nadi Market yesterday assisting with the clean-up.

 

Ba businesses to resume after clean-up

Businesshouses in Ba have started cleaning up their business premises after floodwaters from Ba River entered their shops earlier this week. And owners of affected premises have assured that they want to resume as soon as possible.

When interviewed Kirat Raj Bali, owner of R.C Bali and Ba Book Centre said: “On Tuesday flood waters entered our shop but we heard over the weather report that the weather would be fine and we are cleaning up so we could open for business,” Bali said.

Meanwhile Anil Amin, the Ba Chamber of Commerce and Industry secretary, said Ba businesses could overcome this flooding when compared to damage sustained in previous floods.

He said that businesses would normalise from today.

“Businesshouses have mainly started cleaning their shops and have already started shelving goods back in the store,” Mr Amin said.

 

Edited by Rusiate Mataika

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