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Fijian Living In NZ Thanks Fulton Hogan For His Success

Fijian Living In NZ Thanks Fulton Hogan For His Success
Raymond Kant at the Samabula Depot before leaving for New Zealand. Photo: Fulton Hogan Hiway
May 23
11:04 2018

No matter what life throws at you always have a positive attitude towards everything because a positive attitude changes eve­rything, said Raymond Kant.

The 26-year-old, who is em­ployed as a Site engineer at the North Canterbury Transport Infrastructure Rebuild (NC­TIR), is the first Fijian to hold this position.

He credits much of his cur­rent success to the two years he spent working for Fulton Hogan Hiways in Fiji as a Road Inspector.

“My managers at Fulton Ho­gan Hiways, Allan Martin and Rob Kersel, were very support­ive at every stage of my career and Rob gave me advice about important aspects of working in New Zealand,” Mr Kant said.

“I believe FHH does a very good job with up-skilling em­ployees and the Company is very supportive of employees when the right opportunities are presented to them.”

Mr Kant spent the first five years of his life in Seaqaqa, Vanualevu, before his family moved to Savusavu, where he attended Khemendra Bhartiya School and Nasavusavu Sec­ondary School.

He completed his Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) pro­gramme at the Fiji National University.

Mr Kant also credited his par­ents who worked hard all their lives to make opportunities possible that have led him to where he is now.

His two older siblings have also benefitted from their par­ents’ influence, with his broth­er working for FijiLink at Sa­vusavu Airport and his sister pursuing a degree at the Uni­versity of the South Pacific.

“It was the upbringing by my parents that instilled a mindset to pursue success.

“My father was a vegetable farmer in Labasa and I remem­ber him getting up early in the morning to go to the farm and coming home late, to be able to support us.”

His responsibilities at NCTIR include ensuring that contrac­tors on site are complying with all necessary design, safety and environmental standards.

“I am currently looking after a project in State Highway 70, which involves the installation of a multiple aluminum cul­vert and road renewal works. I also oversee that contractors have proper equipment and ensure works proceed as pro­grammed.

“I can only thank Fulton Ho­gan Hiways for making this possible,” said Raymond.

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

Source: Fulton Hogan Hiways

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