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Vision Group Invests In Barge

In a bid to improve productivity and efficiency in transportation, the Vision Group has invested in an Aluminium landing craft barge. The Vision Group owns the Hilton Fiji Beach Resort
26 Mar 2018 16:46
Vision Group Invests In Barge
From left:Head of Transport Simione Tugi, Setareki Cabebula, hotel manager Rodney Samuels, Hilton Cluster Hotel manager David Wells, Vision Group chairman Dilip Kathri, Reverend Takalesi Maiwiriwi, and Vilitati Momo on the brand new barge in Nadi. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

In a bid to improve productivity and efficiency in transportation, the Vision Group has invested in an Aluminium landing craft barge.

The Vision Group owns the Hilton Fiji Beach Resort and Spa and DoubleTree by Hilton Fiji, Sonaisali. Tadrai Island Resort is located on Mana Island in the Mamanuca Group. The resort lies 15 miles from the main island of Viti Levu.

Vision Group chairman, Dilip Khatri, officiated at the barge handover ceremony at the Doubletree Sonaisali Resort in Nadi last week.

Mr Khatri said: “The old one has been long gone by the used by date, we have been looking at acquiring a new barge to make things happen.

“One of the main requirements at Sonaisali is a barge to transfer goods via a barge over the river.

Cluster manager Ronil Sharma confirmed the investment of the barge is $380, 000.

“It is designed to go as far as our third property, Tadrai Island Resort, in the Mamanuca’s and the Yasawas. We can to multiple our commercial businesses in that trip so it replaces the old barge which was more of like a pontoon,” Mr Sharma said.

“The old barge took eight hours to reach our third resort Tadrai, and the productivity and efficiently was not there.”

The SEUSEU 1 is a 15 tonnes barge which is 70 metres long and four metres wide. It is powered by two (2) 250 horsepower and is fitted with modern navigation technology system.

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