PM Banimarama opens new $6.2m Rakiraki market

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama arrives to open the new $6.2m Rakirkai market yesterday. Picture: ANISH CHAND

The new Rakirkai market will uplift lives, said Fiji’s Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama.

While opening the 320 stall market, he said the market was a symbol of how Rakiraki had got up on its feet after Severe Tropical Cyclone Winston’.

“This market was designed not just as a more attractive, well-lit space for customers to shop, but as a second home for our vendors in the hours before it opens and after it closes,” Mr Bainimarama said.

“By providing a hygienic environment, reliable services and a safe place for vendors who have traveled long distances to rest their heads, this market will do more than support livelihoods – it will uplift lives.”

The market cost $6.2million and was a joint venture between the Fijian and Australian governments.

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