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Khan Buses Invests $3 Million Into 10 New Coach Buses

Khan Buses Limited of the Khan Group yesterday launched its 10 brand new coaches in Lautoka. The $3 million investment into these new air-conditioned buses has been a fruitful achievement
24 Jul 2015 11:36
Khan Buses Invests $3 Million Into 10 New Coach Buses
The 10 new coaches imported by Khan Buses was launched at the Girmit Centre in Lautoka yesterday. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

Khan Buses Limited of the Khan Group yesterday launched its 10 brand new coaches in Lautoka.

The $3 million investment into these new air-conditioned buses has been a fruitful achievement for the group.

The coaches are an upgrade from the previous Leyland model to Hino and have been bought from Golden Dragon Company in China.

Director Mohammed Naved Khan confirmed the new buses will provide services to the public 24 hours a day between Nadi and Lautoka.

He said two coaches with larger engines will be placed to service between Lautoka and Suva.

“This new fleet will create employment opportunities for 15 drivers onboard to do shift work,” Mr Khan said.

Khan Buses Limited are looking forward to a few more coaches coming towards the end of this year.

 

Boost for industry

Lautoka City Council chief executive, Jone Nakauvadra, launching the buses said he was happy with the boost this provided in the bus industry.

“It is indeed a very proud day for the people of Lautoka and I would like to salute the Khan family, in particular Naved Khan, for this initiative,” he said.

“He wants to invest into Lautoka because Lautoka is a growing City and we want Lautoka to continue to grow, not only in sports but in terms of development and investment as well.

“It also signifies the commitment to the community that they want to improve the service that you all receive, the travelling public.”

The Khan Buses were the first to introduce the free WiFi services on their busses.

“This also signifies the commitment to develop the bus industry,” Mr Nakauvadra emphasised.

Khan Group Banker, Westpac Fiji, congratulated the group for their achievement.

Westpac Fiji general manager, Adrian Hughes, said this was an important milestone and they are glad to be be behind three generations of the family.

 

Investor confidence

Lautoka Chamber of Commerce and Industry Administrator Mohammed Salim said the investment shows investor confidence.

“This is a big boost to the Lautoka City as it not only creates employment opportunity but boosts the tourism sector as well,” he said.

“Tourists who use common public transport would love to travel in such luxury and avoid the dust and pollution they have to encounter,” Mr Salim said.

 

The ceremony

Also present at the official launch was the Tui Vuda Ratu Eparama Taveqia, Taukei Vidilo, Lautoka Chamber of Commerce and Industry representatives, along with family and friends of the Khan Group.

The guests also received a short tour in the new buses around the Lautoka City.

A special trip has been organised tomorrow whereby all 10 buses will depart Lautoka for a trip around Viti Levu which will be free of charge.

This trip is especially for the public to enjoy the day long cruise round the island and experience the comfort and luxury travel offered by the company.

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