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Association Backs Tourist Train Tours

The Nadi Chamber of Commerce and Industry has backed the initiative of Farer Group PTY Ltd to venture into tourist train tours. President Dr Ram Raju said: “The train tour
28 Apr 2017 12:27
Association Backs Tourist Train Tours
The new tourist train that is yet to be trialed. Photo: LITIA TIKOMAILEPANONI

The Nadi Chamber of Commerce and Industry has backed the initiative of Farer Group PTY Ltd to venture into tourist train tours.

President Dr Ram Raju said: “The train tour in Nadi, with a base near the entrance of Nadi International Airport, will add to many other tour attractions Nadi has to offer.”

He added this was a very interesting business concept by the Nadi- based Chinese company.

“Farer company has invested heavily to make this a success and we feel this will add to many other attractions Nadi has to offer.”

This project reminds Dr Raju of the free train services that once existed in the Western Division.

“They’ll be utilising the existing railway lines, paying a levy to FSC and hopefully then railway lines will be well maintained for this purpose apart from carting cane during the harvesting season.

“It’s seen to be similar to the train tours that was started in Sigatoka, based near the entrance of the Shangri-La’s Fijian Resort in Cuvu.”

The two trains are undergoing assembly and soon will be trialed out. One is expected to travel to Vuda up to newly-opened Nila Beach Resort and the other towards Momi up to the newly opened Marriott Fiji Resort.

“They intend to extend the train tours up to Lautoka City, depending on the success and demand and in the opposite direction towards Natadola Beach, provided the train tracks or railway lines are intact and well maintained.”

NCCI will partner with this company, Farer Train and Tours, and the grand opening is expected to be in late May.

EDITED BY: IVAMERE NATARO

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