Fiji Time: 1:19 AM on Wednesday 29 July

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.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.61720.5982
JPY 58.881855.8818
GBP 0.30370.2957
EUR 0.42650.4145
NZD 0.72210.6891
AUD 0.65400.6290
USD 0.47530.4583

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 28th July 2015

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Dad dies, kids worry
  2. Distraught mum recalls promise
  3. Police investigate trio's death
  4. Ministry suspends teacher over alleged assault
  5. Poor continue to suffer
  6. Truck takes a dip
  7. Scholarship assistance
  8. Call to recognise, grow town into a city
  9. Attempts to salvage stranded vessel unsuccessful
  10. FSC to re-look at OHS

Top Stories this Week

  1. Beaten up Wednesday (22 Jul)
  2. Not guilty of rape Wednesday (22 Jul)
  3. Nightmare Thursday (23 Jul)
  4. Deaths haunt 15-year-old Monday (27 Jul)
  5. Nakasi rape suspect in court Sunday (26 Jul)
  6. Three dead Sunday (26 Jul)
  7. Dad dies, kids worry Tuesday (28 Jul)
  8. Tough battle Wednesday (22 Jul)
  9. Where's the money Friday (24 Jul)
  10. Distraught mum recalls promise Tuesday (28 Jul)