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We've learnt our lessons, says businessman

Maciu Malo
Friday, January 31, 2014

BUSINESS owners in Nadi Town cleared stock and items from shelves well before the Nadi River burst its banks after midday yesterday.

Paper Power general manager Rohit Prakash said shopowners have learnt valuable lessons from past disasters.

"We don't want to take the risk and we will be clearing all the stock from our shop," he said.

"We suffered a lot during past disasters and we've learnt our lessons.

"The only option is to move our items away from the shop so there is no repeat of 2012.

"We don't want to take any chance and we can't take any warning lightly nowadays."

Mr Prakash said the bad weather had affected his business.

"This time of the year is a busy time in my shop, especially with the school opening.

"We are losing around $4000 per day but we have no option but to vacate to higher ground."

Daltron Nadi shop manager Gordon Yee was also busy yesterday helping his co-workers clear the outlet.

"We are removing all items and computer accessories to a safe place," said Mr Yee.

About 80 per cent of shops in the town were already closed for business yesterday when Nadi District Officer Jiuta Waqavonovono ordered the evacuation and easing of movement in the business district.








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