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Asbestos discovered at Kwong Tiy Plaza in Suva

June 18, 2018 7:39 pm

The asbestos-containing material has been discovered at the Kwong Tiy Plaza building in Mark Street, Suva.

The asbestos-containing material was found in the fascia board and roofing insulation by the National Occupational Health and Safety Service of the Employment Ministry.

The Fiji National Provident Fund in a statement says the asbestos is well-contained in the building and does not pose any threat to the health and safety of occupants, surrounding stakeholders and the general public.

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The FNPF had acquired the building in 1994.

The FNPF says built in the early 1980’s, it was common for asbestos to be used in most buildings constructed or renovated at that time.

The Superannuation Fund says it acknowledges its obligations as the property owner and is working closely with nominated consultants, the asbestos removal contractor and the Ministry, in line with the Code of Practice for the Safe Removal of Asbestos containing material.

FNPF says air monitoring will be conducted regularly throughout the removal process to ensure there are no airborne threats.

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