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Nature park promises employment for locals

Ana Madigibuli
Friday, November 09, 2012

THE Kila Eco Adventure Park and Kila Organic in Nabukavesi, Namosi is expected to bring in more tourists to the country.

Pleass Global Limited, the developer of the addition to Fiji's inbound tourism inventory. launched the first phase in the 120 acres of the Kila Eco Adventure Park and Kila Organic yesterday.

Pleass Global Limited chairman and managing director Warwick Pleass said tourism was not just for overseas visitors but for locals as well.

"I am pleased that we can locate this development in easy reach of Suva as well as the resorts," Mr Warwick said.

"Here, we take people from six to 60 years old through a series of personal challenges of their self confidence, fitness, balance, teamwork, endurance and skill," he said.

He said Kila Eco Adventure Park and Kila Organic were part of the larger Kila world development spanning 420 acres.

"Kila world includes a sustainable living residential subdivision and a flora and fauna eco-tourism visitor centre and a place to see nature up close and learn about our place alongside nature," Mr Pleass said.

Prime Minister's Office permanent secretary Colonel Pio Tikoduadua said the park would offer a lot of employment opportunities to locals, particularly those living in rural areas. Col. Tikoduadua said not only would the park give employment opportunities to locals, it also highlighted the importance of preserving the environment through eco-tourism.

"The Kila Eco Adventure Park is a place where tourist and locals can learn more about nature and it is important that all economic development in Fiji is in harmony with the natural environment," Col. Tikoduadua said.