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Government Committed to Protection of Rural Market Vendors at Suva Market

Rural women selling produce at the Suva market will soon have better access to facilities following the construction of roof covers in uncovered areas.

Prime Minister, Voreqe Bainimarama while conducting a talanoa session with the community in Lomaivuna said the construction of roof covers for the Suva market is aimed to protect market vendors from all weather conditions.

“I would like to reassure you, in particular women market vendors that the construction of roof covers at the Suva market will begin soon,” PM Bainimarama said.

“Market vendors will soon have the comfort of selling their produce under sheltered stalls, protecting them from the rain and the sun.”

Referring to the tender notices this week in the daily newspapers for the provision of shelters at the Suva market, the Prime Minister requested the women of Lomaivuna to bear with government as discussions were already underway for the upgrading of all market facilities.

“Government in its commitment to providing better access to the markets will also continue to upgrade rural roads,” PM Bainimarama said.

Suva City Council special administrator Chandu Umaria said the Suva market roof cover project is expected to cost more than $300,000.

“This project will be completed in the next 8 – 10 weeks time and the Council will also be constructing the weekend vendors accommodation area by the end of this month,” Mr Umaria said.

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