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Business enterprises triple in number as township grows

Shayal Devi
Sunday, June 01, 2014

THE number of business houses, taxis, carriers and minibus operators in Sigatoka has tripled over the years.

This is according to Sigatoka Town Council executive secretary and one of the longest serving staff members Nirmala Pariachi, who was chief guest at the opening of Sigatoka Day yesterday.

She said the town had changed a lot from its early days as many wooden structures had been gradually replaced by concrete buildings.

"This is a very good sign of economic growth and also job opportunities for many locals," she said.

'This has also uplifted the image of our town with the modern infrastructure."

Thousands braved the hot sun yesterday to join in the festivities as the township celebrated its 78th anniversary.

The inaugural celebration was viewed as the build-up to the town's 80th anniversary in 2016.

Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum was present for the closing ceremony last night and the celebrations ended with a spectacular fireworks display.








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