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Farmer Receives New Copra Drier

Farmer Receives New Copra Drier
Minister for National Disaster Management Inia Seruiratu
May 22
10:00 2018


The recent commissioning of a new copra drier at Dawana Bay in Cakaudrove will help boost copra production for estate owner Biraj Nand.

Mr Nand has been involved with the copra industry for more than 20 years, possessing a 75 hectare coconut plantation.

“I used to have an old drier but because it was small, I only produced 1.5 to 2 tonnes of copra every month. This new structure will help boost production which can get me 3 tonnes per month,” the 65-year-old said in an interview.

While commissioning this project, Minister for Agriculture Inia Seruiratu commended Mr Nand for his hard-work and his commitment to the copra industry.

“Coconuts are in high demand throughout the world now because of the high quality products that can be made from them and of course taking into account its numerous users due to factors such as technology,” Minister Seruiratu said.

He assured Mr Nand that the Government through the Ministry of Agriculture would be always be ready to assist him.

“I would like to encourage you to keep up the good work and also assure you that the Government through the Ministry of Agriculture will be there to provide the necessary assistance,” Minister Seruiratu said.

Mr Nand runs a copra farm with the help of his three sons.

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