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Applaud for community

Ana Madigibuli
Saturday, February 09, 2013

SUVA'S special administrator Chandu Umaria says the Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations have been included in the city's calendar of events in recognition of the Chinese community's contribution to the economic development of the city.

Mr Umaria said the Chinese community has grown since the early days.

"Most Chinese came to Fiji as farmers and worked on their farms," he said.

"The Suva Municipal Market thrived during those early days with Chinese farmers and their fresh produce.

"Today their presence is prevalent in Suva and in the greater Suva area and most, if not all, are either small or large scale business entrepreneurs from professional accounting firms, engineers, architects, importers, exporters of sea food and vegetables to restaurants, shops, hair salons and massage parlours."

"In the spirit of the Lunar New Year celebrations, let us bring changes for the better, out with the old and in with the new.

"New hopes in the way we do business with the freshness of significance of the spring flowers which is what the New Year celebration is all about and move the city to greater heights for the economic benefits of all its inhabitants."





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