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Opportunity : Indonesia Wants 350,000 Tonnes of Sugar

Indonesia needs 350,000 tonnes of sugar and has left an opening to Fiji if it wants to be one of its suppliers. This was revealed by the Indonesian Ambassador, Gary
26 Sep 2016 12:37
Opportunity : Indonesia Wants 350,000 Tonnes of Sugar
The Indonesian Ambassador, His Excellency Gary Joseph. Photo: CHARLES CHAMBERS.

Indonesia needs 350,000 tonnes of sugar and has left an opening to Fiji if it wants to be one of its suppliers.

This was revealed by the Indonesian Ambassador, Gary Joseph during the Fiji-Indonesia Business Forum held at the Tanoa Skylodge in Nadi yesterday.

Ambassador, Joseph said there have been no talks held yet with the Fijian Government on the possibility of Indonesia being a new sugar market.

“This was only revealed two weeks ago in Indonesia,” he said.

He also said he would be having talks with local business entrepreneurs in regards to building material from Indonesia.

He said building materials from Indonesia will be three times cheaper than that which is being sold in Fiji right now.

“Yes, the materials will be much cheaper than that which is being imported from other countries,” he said.

“These include roofing irons, timber and many other building materials.”

An invitation was extended to Trade Minister Faiyaz Koya and local business houses to attend a trade exhibition in Indonesia next month.

Meanwhile the idea of Garuda Airlines flying to Fiji from Indonesia was brought up but Mr Koya said Fiji did not want to hinder Fiji Airways business.

Mr Koya however said talks could be held on code-sharing flights.



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