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Goundar To Help Lauans With New Vessel

Goundar To Help Lauans With New Vessel
Goundar Shipping owner, George Goundar
June 21
11:00 2017

The Goundar Shipping Limited is expected to bring in two new ships this year.

Speaking to the Fiji Sun the company managing director George Goundar said one the ships would service the people from Lau.

He said his main concern for the people of Lau was the time they spent travelling to their islands.

“They spent many hours sea when they go back and this is a great concern to me,” he said.

He said with the new vessel the people from Lau should expect better shipping services and their concerns on long duration of travel from the islands should be solved.

Mr Goundar is urging those from Lau in Viti Levu to go back to their islands as shipping services will now improve.

“A lot of people have moved to the mainland due to transportation problems that they focus on staying on the mainland so by getting them back to the islands, the root crops can be back again. They have the land and staying in Suva – employment is difficult but in the island they can go back to farming – and if they get a direct, daily and better service it will improve their lifestyle.”

He said as someone who had grown and lived in the island, those from Lau living in Viti Levu could go back and plant yaqona as the price was good.

According to Mr Goundar the two new ships “may be the largest ship we’ve seen in Fiji.”

Meanwhile GSL Manager Finance & Business Mr Rakesh Lal had confirmed that the company was investing over $0.5m in three buses which would be on road soon.

“One bus has been bought from Sun City in Taveuni and is currently being repainted at AJS Designs in Nausori,” he said.

He said the other two buses were been manufactured by P A Lal.

According to Mr Lal the one being repainted is expected to be on the road soon.

“The two new ones are expected to be ready by end of July.”

He said with these buses, they intended to improve their service to the people in North- Labasa and Taveuni.

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