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Effects of climate change

Atasa Moceituba
Wednesday, July 02, 2014

THE 2014 Vodafone Hibiscus Festival organisers have put in a lot of effort and preparation to make this year's event, which starts next month, a successful one.

Hibiscus Events Group Incorporated chairman Hirdesh Prasad said everything was going according to plan.

He said this year's theme would focus on "climate change affecting human lives".

Mr Prasad said people in Fiji and other Pacific Island countries were victims of climate change and this was one of the reasons they decided to use it as this year's theme.

"For the last two years, we've been advocating on non-communicable diseases (NCDs).

"So climate change itself is one of the things that is affecting the people too such as those living in the low lying areas have been relocated.

"People in Fiji and the Pacific Islands are the ones who are greatly affected by this issue and we want to bring this awareness to the people."

Mr Prasad said one of the key points they were working on was to improve their services compared with the previous years and to utilise the entire Fijian product they had.

He said this year's event would be different from previous ones.

"We will try and improve and tighten our security systems and work on a secured and safer environment for everybody to be in.

"This year's hibiscus event will be well organised compared to the previous ones and for people to come forward and make it successful."

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