Green project for village

Staff of Tour Managers with Japanese tourists plant trees in Nadi. Picture: SUPPLIED

A VILLAGE tree planting program was one of the first beneficiaries of the resumed Fiji Airways’ Narita flight.
An initiative of Tour Managers, the Green Project at Nawaka is part of the company’s newly developed village visitation program.
Managing director Damend Gounder said the company planned to plant more than 2000 trees by April next year as part of its contribution to assisting the efforts to combat climate change.
“Our Japanese guests from the first two Narita flights are the first to participate in this green initiative,” he said.
The project was launched after Mr Gounder and a team from Tour Managers Fiji approached the Tui Nawaka for his village to be used as part of a Fijian cultural village visitation program.
“And also to initiate a Green project — where the Tui Nawaka generously provided land and assistance from the villagers.
“Close to $15,000 has been invested by the company to establish the project.
“The project will also target promoting returnee travel through Green Tourism especially from the Japanese market, as special name tags and tracking of the growth of each tree planted will be logged while clients will be updated on an annual basis of the progress of the project.”