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$804,000 market extension to benefit vendors

Shayal Devi
Tuesday, April 22, 2014

THE $804,000 extension to the Nadi market means vendors will no longer have to put up tarpaulin tents or swelter in the heat and rain.

And there's more good news for rural women market vendors as the Nadi Town Council says a new accommodation centre will be built for them.

Special administrator Robin Ali said rural women market vendors had spent years sleeping on footpaths and concrete slabs beside their produce.

"A hostel to accommodate about 30 women vendors from outside Nadi would be the solution to this problem," he said.

"This will certainly transform the phase of our great and dynamic town.

"The injection of $804,000 to this project by the government and the ground-breaking of this Nadi complex comes at an opportune time for several reasons.

"This is the time when we and other stakeholders are working very hard towards restoring the beauty and reputation of our tourist town to its glory days."

Mr Ali said the new extension would house approximately 300 stalls under a shelter for mostly women vendors.

"These women vendors come from as far as Sigatoka and the highlands bearing the harsh weather conditions in order to earn a living for their families. They sit on the cement floor under the hot sun, rain and dust.

"This is a significant addition to the town of Nadi and a very important expansion for our historic building."








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