$510,000 WIND­FALL FOR RIO 7S HE­ROES

Act­ing Prime Min­is­ter says: Free buses will take fans to cel­e­bra­tion venues; All fans wear blue to wel­come Olympians

Fiji Sun - - Front Page - FILIPE NAIGULEVU

The tri­umphant Fi­jian Sev­ens reps will re­ceive $510,000 from Govern­ment on Mon­day as re­ward for win­ning gold at the Rio Olympic Games. Act­ing Prime Min­is­ter and At­tor­ney-Gen­eral Aiyaz SayedKhaiyum said 13 play­ers and four of­fi­cials will each re­ceive $30,000 as promised by Govern­ment. He re­vealed that free buses would be pro­vided for fans to travel to the two cel­e­bra­tion venues, Prince Charles Park, Nadi, and ANZ Sta­dium at Lau­cala Bay, Suva. Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said they would dis­cuss with the Fiji Bus Oper­a­tors As­so­ci­a­tion in pro­vid­ing free buses from Si­ga­toka, Ba, and var­i­ous other parts of the Western Divi­sion for those who wished to be part of the cel­e­bra­tion in Suva. He said other ar­range­ments for pub­lic trans­porta­tion would be made for other parts of Suva in­clud­ing those from ar­eas in Korovou, Tailevu and Naitasiri.

“Buses will most likely be de­part­ing from the mar­ket ar­eas from their var­i­ous lo­ca­tions and they will be brought back,” he said. “That trans­porta­tion of course for the mem­bers of the pub­lic who want to go and par­tic­i­pate in the events will be for free to bring ev­ery­body to­gether to show our ad­mi­ra­tion our sup­port and give our thanks to the fan­tas­tic per­for­mance.” More de­tails on this will be an­nounced soon. Mr Sayed-Khaiyum out­lined the cel­e­bra­tion pro­grammes yes­ter­day.

Photo: Ron­ald Ku­mar

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