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Ashabhai Group Show Confidence, Invest In $23m Project

Ashabhai Group of Companies achieved another milestone after a groundbreaking ceremony for its $23 million project at Voivoi subdivision in Nadi yesterday. The project would include a 70,000 square foot
01 Dec 2020 10:00
Ashabhai Group Show Confidence, Invest In $23m Project
Ashabhai Group Director Harish Patel with wife Darshana Patel and Shashtriji, during the ground breaking ceremony at Voivoi sub-division, Nadi on November 30, 2020. Photo: Waisea Nasokia.

Ashabhai Group of Companies achieved another milestone after a groundbreaking ceremony for its $23 million project at Voivoi subdivision in Nadi yesterday.

The project would include a 70,000 square foot office and distribution centre with a 20,000 square foot cold storage facility.

Group director, Harish Patel, said the investment is expected to provide employment to more than 70 people.

“The economic activities resulting from this facility during the construction phase and thereafter will benefit the local community,” Mr Patel said.

He added the Group journey was began in 1958 by his father and group founder, the late Ashabhai Purshottam Patel.

He was based in Suva and used to travel and serve the customers in the west once a month on a five-day period.

“In the initial days, orders were collected from the customers and sent to Suva for processing through courier.

Today, the company has invested in the latest and robust technologies enabling it to serve its customers in a more effective and efficient manner,” he said.

“The company has confidence in the country’s growth prospects as we believe there is light at the end of the tunnel in the wake of the global pandemic outbreak.”

In supporting the zero carbon emission drive by the Fijian Government, the company will also install around 500 KVA solar system in the facility.

The construction contract is undertaken by Jack’s Manufacturing Pte Limited, a subsidiary of Jack’s Group of Companies.

“We thank all our business partners, employees, and all other stakeholders for their active and continuous support in our journey and we look forward to an exciting future ahead,” Mr Patel said.

Chairman of Jack’s of Fiji Group of Companies Dilip Khatri said: “I thank Ashabhai and team for giving us this project.

For us, this is the biggest project we have taken up. I am personally very confident in our ability to deliver.”

 

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