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New technology training institute for Labasa

By SERUWAIA WAQASAQA Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama visited Kini’s Allied Industries Limited in Labasa yesterday. He was briefed on how the industry operates and then took a tour of
16 Feb 2014 10:21
Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama (left), inside the timber factory yesterday and observing how waste materials are being processed.  Photo: SITERI TALEITAKI

Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama (left), inside the timber factory yesterday and observing how waste materials are being processed. Photo: SITERI TALEITAKI

By SERUWAIA WAQASAQA

Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama visited Kini’s Allied Industries Limited in Labasa yesterday.
He was briefed on how the industry operates and then took a tour of its premises.
The company recycles waste materials which are then used to make furniture.
Its operations manager, Nihal Reddy, said people in the North would be having a training institute, initially planned by the company, at Wailevu, outside Labasa.
Mr Reddy said the land on which the institute was to be built once belonged to TISI Sangam- Labasa and it was leased for educational purposes. He said TISI Sangam had not done anything on that land so it was called out for tender.
“We are planning to build this institute in two years time. This institute will be more practical and more hands on because we have the technologies that other countries like China and Japan have.”
He said the institute would benefit people in the North to find a way out of poverty.
“If we look at the people in the village, they are non-specific labourers and they can fit in any trade.”
“The training institute will also have a hostel for workers to stay in and it can accommodate 100 students.”
“The reason to build the hostel is because of absenteeism we face in the industry,” he said.




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