COVID-19: PBS grateful to resume business in Nadi

Simon Ahearn, PBS Group General Manager standing front left with Michael Fairfax, Managing Director PBS Group with Workshop staff at their Headquarters in Lami, Suva. Picture: SUPPLIED

Simon Ahearn, PBS Group General Manager standing front left with Michael Fairfax, Managing Director PBS Group with Workshop staff at their Headquarters in Lami, Suva. Picture: SUPPLIED/FT FILE

Pacific Building Solutions that has several projects in the Western Division will resume its business in Nadi under strict COVID-19 safety protocol.

The company was among businesses that had to close in April as a result of the recent outbreak of COVID-19 on Viti Levu.

PBS Project Manager – Nadi Sanjay Chand said they were grateful they that work could resume in Nadi.

He said Nadi had seen its share of adversity and suffering due to COVID-19 and receiving this statement from the Government gave him and the people of Nadi a new sense of hope and security for steering through these difficult times.

He said the Nadi planned to complete all documentation along with technical and logistic requirements set out by the Government through their ‘non-negotiable’ COVID Safe Protocol List.

“The list is clear and comprehensive and that failure to comply does hold legal implications for any and all businesses in operation during this time, so we take this very seriously and feel responsible for the safety of all our workers, subcontractors and clients,” Mr Chand said in a statement.

“With about 30 staff and another 20 subcontracted employees spread over two projects, one at Lautoka Hospital and the other at the BSP Life Warehouses opposite Nadi International Airport, we are optimistic that we may still be able to complete these projects on time, as well as provide work for our staff, who will be able to maintain some form of livelihood for their families during this difficult time.

“We realise we are not completely out of the woods, but this is a start for our community in Nadi and hopefully we can see this spread-out through-out Fiji so that all Fijians may return to work safely and continue taking care of their families in a safe environment.

“As long as we observe the protocols and stay in our bubbles at all times, I believe we can see this through.”

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