The Suva Curio Handicraft Centre has been set up to promote the sale of handicrafts, carving, and local jewellery which remains one of the popular spots for local and overseas visitors, and provides space for talented, local vendors to sell their handmade artefacts and jewellery.
This was highlighted by the Minister for Education and Local Government, Premila Kumar during her meet and greet with the members of the Suva Handicraft Market Vendors & Manufacturers Association.
She says during the closure of the borders tourist numbers had dropped to zero which affected sales at the Handicraft Centre.
Kumar adds as a result, the Fijian Government waived market stall fees and will continue to do so in the current fiscal year to support market vendors and help them recover from the losses brought on by the Covid-19 outbreak.
Kumar says a total of $5,243,236 million has been allocated for the fiscal year 2022-2023 to support 12,880 vendors across the 13 municipalities.
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