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Bala Praises $1m Block Factory Boost

Minister for Local Government, Housing, Environment, Infrastructure and Transport Parveen Bala opened a pavement and block factory at Vunimoli in Labasa yesterday. Mr Bala said the $1 million investment owned
10 Nov 2017 11:00
Bala Praises $1m Block Factory Boost
From left: Fiji Sugar Corporation Labasa mill general manager Karia Christopher, Minister for Local Government, Housing, Environment, Infrastructure and Transport Parveen Bala and Natural Gift Carriers managing director Shakeel Hussain at the opening of the pavement and block factory in Labasa. Photo: Nacanieli Tuilevuka.

Minister for Local Government, Housing, Environment, Infrastructure and Transport Parveen Bala opened a pavement and block factory at Vunimoli in Labasa yesterday.

Mr Bala said the $1 million investment owned by Natural Gift Carriers adds value to the block and pavement manufacturing plant in the north.

While delivering his speech at the opening of the Natural Gift Carriers Pavement and Block Factory, Minister Bala said the factory will contribute to the economic development in the North.

“What you are witnessing here today, is the basis foundation of the commercial economy in Fiji,” he said.

“I am told that the machines can manufacture 20 blocks in minute and 1,200 blocks in an hour,” he said.

There will be six different types of pavement blocks manufactured in this factory,” he added.

He commended the company for their achievement.

Natural Gift Carriers is a family business partnership between two brothers, Shakhil Hussain and Soneel Hussain.

It started in 2007 with only one truck.

“Today they have greatly expended with heaps of vehicle and equipments and specialise in cartage works, just moving to landscapes and civil works,” he added.

From its humble beginning the family have achieved their rewards and it has expanded, said Mr Bala.

Natural Gift Carriers managing director Shakeel Hussain said the company will provide job opportunities to 65 youths in the North.

“This is to avoid rural-urban drift,” he added.

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