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Wood Carvers To Gain, Exchange Skills With Indonesian Experts

  Twenty wood carvers were handpicked to boost their skills and exchange experiences through a 10-day woodcarving training that began at Tanoa Skylodege Hotel in Nadi yesterday. This comes after
05 Oct 2018 10:00
Wood Carvers To Gain, Exchange Skills With Indonesian Experts
Ministry of Forests Director Research and Development Semi Dranibaka (seated fourth from left) and Director General for Sustainable Management of Production Forests Dr Hilman Nugroho (seated fifth from left) with participants at the Tanoa Skylodge Hotel, Nadi, on October 4, 2018. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

 

Twenty wood carvers were handpicked to boost their skills and exchange experiences through a 10-day woodcarving training that began at Tanoa Skylodege Hotel in Nadi yesterday.

This comes after a Memorandum of Understanding was signed by the Fijian Government and its Indonesian counterpart in April this year.

Through a team of professional wood carvers from Indonesia, the training aims to benefit individuals in terms of income-generating projects, but also sectors like tourism, and building a sustainable forestry industry.

Director Research and Development Semi Draunibaka said: “The training is an outcome of this partnership between our two countries which will greatly benefit our sector like tourism, improve livelihood of our forest dependent communities, the increase in small to medium scale business enterprise and the sustainable use of our forest and wood resources.

“I have no doubt that the participants will benefit tremendously from the expert trainers that are here to teach the necessary skills in wood carving.”

Director general for Sustainable Management of Production Forests Hilman Nugroho said: “The two sides will have a meeting to share experiences in forestry and to discuss further potential

co-operation’s to deepen the relationship between the two countries.”

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

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