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Fish Crackers Training Starts

The governments of Indonesia, Fiji and key stakeholders on Monday started  training trainers to teach making fish crackers (kerupuk) in Fiji. Indonesian experts are training locals at the Nasau Youth
10 Dec 2014 08:30
Fish Crackers Training Starts
From left: Indonesian experts Niken Dharmayanti, Mareta Aditia Candra Dewa and Theresia Dwi Suryaningrum with fish crackers at the Nasau Youth Training Centre in Sigatoka yesterday. Photo: Sheik Dean

The governments of Indonesia, Fiji and key stakeholders on Monday started  training trainers to teach making fish crackers (kerupuk) in Fiji.

Indonesian experts are training locals at the Nasau Youth Training Centre, near Sigatoka. The training aims to diversify products from our vast marine life for sustainable growth.

Indonesia’s foreign ministry, director general of information and public diplomacy, Esti Andayani, thanked the Fiji Government for supporting the capacity building programme.

“I’m proud to say that this training programme is the implementation of Indonesia’s commitment to promote better cooperation between the two countries,” Ms Andayani.

“The purpose is to share our experience of how to use marine resources in a sustainable manner.

Ms Andayani says Pacific islands have vast marine resources and the fish crackers processing training has been specifically designed for Fiji under the capacity building programme.

Ms Andayani confirmed the government of Indonesia had allocated US$20 million from 2014 – 18 for capacity building programmes in the Pacific.

She added there was planning in the pipeline to set up a kerupuk centre in Fiji to further strengthen the ties between Fiji and Indonesia.

Machines to make kerupuk were handed over to the Permanent Secretary for Fisheries and Forests, Inoke Wainiqolo.

sheik.dean@fijisun.com.fj

 

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