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Safety first at festival

Atasa Moceituba
Friday, August 15, 2014

THE 2014 Hibiscus Festival will guarantee the safety of children with the inclusion of its new visual program.

So for parents thinking of taking their children to the festival, rest assured with HEGI's new collection which it hopes will make this year's event a safe one.

Hibiscus Events Group Incorporated chairman Hirdesh Prasad said the security system this year would be tight compared with previous years.

He said in past years, they had cases where children went missing during the festival and they hoped to change that.

"This is the first year we will have nine cameras that will be installed all over the ground.

"We have seven day and night bullet cameras, the whole ground is covered," Mr Prasad said.

"We have two monitors that will be stationed in our monitor room, which will be monitored by the security company Ayaan Security, Comtech Security Systems and the police.

"We want to make sure children are not missing. We have already organised a meeting with the police department and they have a plan in place to take care of that."

He said majority usually went for the rides during the festival and they had made sure those rides were safe.

"The OHS department will check the rides first. Once they have approved it, then it's safe to operate."

Mr Prasad said they were hoping to make the festival a successful one, not by only introducing new programs but also trying to keep the environment clean.

"BSP is supplying us with 24 more bins in addition to the 20 bins we already have and including the ones Carpenters Shipping have already supplied."