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25K bill of damage

Repeka Nasiko
Saturday, April 14, 2012

THE Sigatoka Town Council has revealed that the recent flood incurred $25,000 worth of infrastructural damage.

Council chief executive Anand Pillay said the figure was determined after an assessment was done by the council post-floods.

"We recorded a lot of damage to our infrastructure but now we are working on rebuilding and clearing out all the debris from places within our boundaries," Mr Pillay said.

He said their clean-up efforts in Sigatoka town had been completed while clearing of debris from bridges, railways and shorelines continue.

"There are still a few places left. Right now council workers are clearing out debris from some railways and bridges," he said.

He said their clean-up efforts would also move to villages and surrounding communities.

"Some of the villagers were badly affected and so our council workers will be working closely with community members to help clean up villages that were badly affected.

"We want to help them in whatever way we can," said Mr Pillay.

As for local businesses, Mr Pillay said shops and supermarkets were open and business operations had normalised with the exception of market vendors.

He said market vendors were the most affected.