07 September, 2006

Clean up campaign starts today

A campaign to clean up Fiji begins today and about 10,000 people have indicated their support for the exercise. This year's campaign will go a step further than previous years with organisers successfully gathering the support of the Fiji Navy to clean some parts of the Suva harbour. The navy will be involved in picking up the accumulated debris all along the harbour waterway. The armed services and the police force will also form a vital part of the collection teams. The organisers said that they already have 10,000 people lined up before official marketing of the exercise. Over 10,000 sacks have been provided by Flour Mills of Fiji for the event and about 20,000 pairs of gloves have been supplied by RC Manubhai, the hardware merchants. Over 100 schools are expected to take part in the annual event which last year saw the participation of 500 teams of people from all walks of life. The event first took place in 1996 and involved about 6,000 people. Last year, over 30,000 people took part. Those who require more information about the event can log onto cleanupfiji@connect.com.fj or call +679 3315555. Note from GV : For those visiting Suva for business or a holiday, a two bedroom rental home with seaviews can be viewed and booked through links at the right-hand side of this blog. The home has a Personal Computer and High Speed Internet Access provided complimentary for guests' use.

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