Fiji Time: 1:34 AM on Saturday 25 October

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Plans to build training institute

Salaseini Moceiwai
Sunday, February 16, 2014

ONE of the Northern Division's eminent timber manufacturers plans to build a training institute to empower students' knowledge and skills.

In his presentation to Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama in Labasa yesterday, Kinnis Allied Industries owner Kiran Reddy said tertiary students willing to further their knowledge on basic woodwork could be trained in the proposed institute.

"We are planning to buy a piece of land here in Labasa and we are liaising with authorities responsible for the purchase," he said.

"This institute will prepare students well before they are absorbed into the workforce.

"They will do hands-on training when in the institute.

"Trainees will learn, work and earn in a commercial environment."

Mr Reddy said there would be legislation required to safeguard trainees from exploitation.

"Apart from the institute, we have other bigger plans that will not only benefit the industry but the whole community.

"So far, we have not secured direct funding from Government however, we are thankful for the support we have been receiving so far from the State.

"I am also thankful for the duty concessions on machines and materials granted last year and this year by government."

Commodore Bainimarama toured the industry and was also briefed on its operations.

He also visited Pinto Industries Limited in Labasa.

Commodore Bainimarama and his entourage will attend a church service at the Sukanaivalu Barracks today (Sunday) where the military families in the North will farewell him as the head of the RFMF.





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Kepa's not weak
  2. Full pay while on leave
  3. Ryan's fight to help 7s
  4. Emotional experience
  5. Fear not, go to the hospital
  6. Hindus give thanks
  7. Call to probe e-ticketing
  8. FRCA officials remember fallen colleagues
  9. UN hails Fiji's effort
  10. Print media an effective cancer awareness tool

Top Stories this Week

  1. Death shocks family Monday (20 Oct)
  2. Biman gets nod Saturday (18 Oct)
  3. Inside Fiji sevens Tuesday (21 Oct)
  4. Budget overspent Wednesday (22 Oct)
  5. Public access Tuesday (21 Oct)
  6. Forgery suspect still in remand Tuesday (21 Oct)
  7. Kepa's not weak Friday (24 Oct)
  8. $20m in excess Wednesday (22 Oct)
  9. Full pay while on leave Friday (24 Oct)
  10. $11.9m in arrears Wednesday (22 Oct)