PM opens new $6.3 million Rakiraki Market

PM opens new $6.3 million Rakiraki Market

By Iva Danford
Tuesday 02/06/2020
PM Voreqe Bainimarama at the opening of the new Rakiraki Market. [image: Fijian Govt.]

Prime Minister, Voreqe Bainimarama has officially opened the new $6.3 million Rakiraki Market.

Bainimarama says the market will have around 320 stalls with 30 beds which will also be a second home for vendors before it opens and after it closes.

He says this market will uplift the lives of the vendors.

Bainimarama says the Rakiraki Market was funded by the Fijian Government with the assistance of the Australian Government and UN Women.

Meanwhile Minister for Local Government, Premila Kumar says the market is a modern spacious facility and was designed to provide a facility for market vendors and consumers in the province of Ra.

Australian Ambassador to Fiji, John Feakes says 80 percent of market vendors in Fiji are women and this market will be an important place to empower them.


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