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Council repairs damaged market roof

Felix Chaudhary
Wednesday, January 09, 2013

WORK has begun on repairs to the roof of the Lautoka Municipal Market that was damaged by Tropical Cyclone Evan.

Lautoka special administrator Praveen Bala said the roof maintenance was a priority for his administration because the livelihood of 600 vendors was at stake.

"We have commenced work on council properties and the market was prioritised because of the many people who depend on the sale of fruit, vegetables and root crops as their only source of income," Mr Bala said.

"The roof dome was severely damaged and the repair bill has been placed at $17,000."

Mr Bala said as an interim safety measure, vendors situated directly under the damaged dome were temporarily relocated to other parts of the market.

"We are doing our best to ensure none of our 600 vendors lose business or are affected in any way. Once the repairs are completed, these vendors will return to their original stalls," he added.

The Sugar City Mall, home to two restaurants, butchery, gift shops and a supermarket also suffered extensive damage to the roof area and Mr Bala said repair work would commence next week.

"Repairs to the roof of the mall have been estimated at $41,200 and we are currently getting quotations from companies for this.





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