CAPTION: Praveen Bala. Photo: SHALENDRA PRASAD.
By SHALENDRA PRASAD
The Nadi Chamber of Commerce and Industry says it is ready to work with the newly appointed special administrator of the Nadi Town Council.
In a statement released to media this afternoon, chamber president Dr Ram Raju has welcomed Praveen Bala’s appointment as the acting SA adding they are delighted that a man of such caliber who has proven himself to be one of the best town and city administrators to have been given this role.
“He is known to be extremely hardworking and industrious and we would have been even more delighted if he was given the full and permanent role here,” Dr Raju stated.
“NCCI’s view is that Nadi definitely deserves a full time administrator being the main tourist town of Fiji, strategically located, and growing robustly and really deserving to be declared a city once all infrastructures are in place.
“We have maintained very good working relationship with NTC but I have to admit that there is lot more improvements that need to be looked at and fast tracked. Drainage and flooding after heavy rains for example still remains a major issue.
“We are very relieved with the excellent improvements to roads and accept that there still needs a lot more attention.
“On the citizens part we also need to work harder with the council in making the town more attractive, clean and beautiful,” Dr Raju added.
Dr Raju says the chamber has a lot of issues to discuss with the Acting SA and looks forward to a meeting soon.