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Anniversary – Fiji Forests Celebrates 50 Years

SERUWAIA WAQASAQA labasa Fiji Forest Industries Limited has been a major contributor to the Northern economy. These were the words of Tui Macuata Ratu Wiliame Katonivere while officiating the company’s
10 Aug 2014 10:10

Tui Macuata Ratu Wilame Katonivere unveils the plaque signifying Fiji Forest Industries’ Golden Jubilee at Malau in Labasa. Photo: PENI DRAUNA

SERUWAIA WAQASAQA
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Fiji Forest Industries Limited has been a major contributor to the Northern economy.
These were the words of Tui Macuata Ratu Wiliame Katonivere while officiating the company’s 50th Golden Jubilee celebrations held at Malau, Labasa yesterday.
Ratu Wiliame said Fiji Forests’ payroll was around $2.3 million and contract payout stood at approximately $3.7 million.
He said over the past eight years, the company had paid approximately $6.6 million in logging royalties to the Native Land Trust Board.
“There is an additional major advantage to the Fijian people of Vanua Levu from FFI’s construction of more than 380kms of all weather roads within Cakaudrove, Bua and Macuata provinces,” Ratu Wiliame said.
“Forty villages with a population of 15,000 plus have gained economically and socially from the FFI roading network.
“These roads form an important part of the infrastructure required for the future operation of forest estate.”
The benefits provided by Fiji Forests are always commercially viable and sustainable, the Tui Macuata said.
General manager Operations Joni Duikoro thanked the employees for their tremendous work throughout the year.
Mr Duikoro urged the employees to continue with the hard work and commitment in order to gain productivity for the company.
“We need to cooperate and work together as a team for the benefit of the company.”
seruwaia.waqasaqa@fijisun.com.fj




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