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Machines arrive

Salaseini Moceiwai
Monday, February 04, 2013

THE much-awaited machines for the proposed ice-plant on Rabi Island have finally arrived on the island.

Divisional fisheries officer Northern Joji Vuakaca said the machines from Japan arrived last Thursday and would be installed at the site tomorrow.

"The construction was earlier put on hold awaiting the machines and now, work will continue as normal," Mr Vuakaca said.

"We hope to start operation at the ice-plant next week to help the fishermen on the island with their ice supply."

However, Mr Vuakaca said the official opening of the plant was yet to be confirmed.

Rabi Council of Leaders executive director Marlie Rota earlier said the plant would facilitate fishermen on the island as they would not have to travel far for ice.

"At least, people can save their travelling cost and spend it on other useful things for their families," Ms Rota said.





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