PM Banimarama opens new $6.2m Rakiraki market
2 June, 2020, 3:26 pm
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.