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New Museum to be built in the western division

June 30, 2018 12:56 am

A new museum dedicated to the history, legacy and contribution of Girmityas and their descendants to Fiji, will be constructed either in Lautoka or Nadi.

Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says they have allocated five hundred thousand dollars for the 140th commemoration next year.

“We are very proud to announce that we have set aside a very special allocation of $500,000 for commemoration next year of the 140th anniversary of the first ship carrying indentured labourers and Girmityas from India to Fiji”

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He says the commemoration also includes nationwide ceremonies of remembrance and cover the first round of funding of $300,000 towards the construction of the museum.

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