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$1m gas crematorium opens in Raralevu

$1m gas crematorium opens in Raralevu

By Shanil Singh
Sunday 19/06/2022
[Photo Credit: Raralevu Cemetery]

Cremating loved ones and performing their last rites has been made easier for the people of Nausori, Suva, Tailevu and nearby areas following the opening of the Raralevu Gas Crematorium today.

The entire project is worth around $1 million and has been made possible through donors from Fiji and abroad, as well as fundraising from community members.

It has three chambers and the cost of each cremator machine is around $60,000.

People will have to pay $700 for each cremation.

Chairperson of the organizing committee, Ajay Prasad says they came up with the idea way back in 2016 and the opening of the crematorium is a dream come true.

Prasad says cremating those who have passed away has been a hassle for most residents and they decided to build this crematorium to serve the people.

He says another reason behind this is to reduce the impacts of climate change as smoke coming out of burning wood for a funeral causes a lot of pollution.

Prasad has also revealed that five people will be employed to look after the facility.

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