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Services restored in town

Ioane Burese
Saturday, December 22, 2012

AS the town of Ba recovers from the devastation caused by Tropical Cyclone Evan, the restoration of basic services and facilities has been normalised.

Special administrator Arun Prasad said council staff members were working on 12-hour shifts to clear all debris.

"We have cleaned the Ba bus stand, taxi stand, the market area and the main town so that people can come into the town freely. The road access has also been cleared," Mr Prasad said.

"The council staff have also been deployed to various wards in Ba to collect debris left on the roadside by ratepayers. It will take us at least two weeks to properly clean Ba Town and the surrounding areas."

Mr Prasad said many businesses had started operations.

"The fish market and supermarkets are also open. 90 per cent of the shops have cleaned up and are already in business."

He confirmed that assessments to gauge the level of damage caused by TC Evan were continuing.