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Biscuit earnings

Maciu Malo
Monday, November 19, 2012

THE Biscuit Company of Fiji Limited is looking to rake in $19million in foreign exchange earnings through the export of its products this year.

After winning the 2012 Vodafone and Westpac Prime Minister's Exporter of the Year award, factory manager Dhirend Singh said the award would inspire his team to reach greater heights by the end of the year.

"Last year we earned $15million in exports and we are aiming to reach $19million this year," he said.

"At the moment we have export markets in most Pacific Island countries including New Zealand and Australia and also the United States and Canada.

"The Papua New Guinea market will open next year and this is one area we will focus on," he said.

Mr Singh said the hard work of the 400 employees, managers and directors was evident through the achievement of the award.

"To win the Exporter of the Year back to back is a milestone for the company and this award will make us work harder to achieve the same result next year.

"We have a winning team and through this achievement I am optimistic of a much more improved effort next year.

"I also thank all exporters for contributing positively in the developing of our country even though some were not rewarded for their efforts.

"I also congratulate all winners in this year's event which I think will be a morale booster for their respective companies."

Mr Singh said recognising the exporters for their contributions would foster new investments for Fiji in the future.


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