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Clean-up For A Healthier Town

  A major clean-up campaign at the foreshore of Savusavu, Vanua Levu was held last Saturday. Labasa and Savusavu Town Council Special Administrator Vijay Chand said the clean-up was part
27 Feb 2018 11:00
Clean-up For A Healthier Town
Special Administrator of Savusavu and Labasa Town Council Vijay Chand (right), with business houses and ratepayers during the clean-up campaign on February 24, 2018.

 

A major clean-up campaign at the foreshore of Savusavu, Vanua Levu was held last Saturday.

Labasa and Savusavu Town Council Special Administrator Vijay Chand said the clean-up was part of the council’s initiative to provide people with a healthier, resourceful and beautiful Savusavu.

Mr Chand said this major campaign was possible with the support of the business houses, ratepayers and tourism sector of Savusavu.

“The clean-up was also part of the source reduction initiative that is aimed to destroy the breeding grounds for mosquitoes,” Mr Chand said.

“Dengue has been on rise in most parts of Fiji and it is timely that we moved a step forward to destroy breeding areas for mosquitoes.

A plea has been made from the council for people to stop discarding plastic and disposable food containers in the sea and surroundings of the town.”

“People should think twice before polluting the environment as a lot of effort, labour and money are put in place to collect what has been indiscriminately disposed by some people,” he said.

“Litter laws are in place and if offenders are caught disposing rubbish carelessly, they could be spot fined by litter prevention officers.

The Savusavu clean-up was launched by a prominent advocate of ‘Clean town Savusavu’, Justin Hunter.”

Edited by Mohammed Zulfikar

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