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Need for fresh produce

Shayal Devi
Monday, February 24, 2014

THE need for fresh farm produce will be one of the ways in which the people of Vuda can be employed once the construction of the $40million Vuda Hideaway Resort is completed.

The resort, which is being built with the support of the Fiji Teachers Union- Co-orporative Thrift and Credit Limited, is a welcome development for the people of Vuda.

According to board chairman Agni Deo Singh, employment would not just come in the form of working at the resort itself but being in a network of businesses that allowed the resort to function.

"Apart from our duties to workers, we have also extended our help towards the nation and general public as well," he said.

"When we begin with our resort, we will be looking to employ around 25 to 30 employees."

About 200 people of Vuda will be employed once the resort comes into operation in the next five years.

"We are here to work with them in regards to increase the economic activity in the area.

"Apart from working at the resort, people can also offer fresh farm produce for our use and we can also get people to help out with the transporting of guests to and from the resort," said Mr Singh.

The Vuda Hideaway Resort is the union's second tourism investment, having bought the Fiji Hideaway Resort in Sigatoka four years ago.

Fiji Hideaway Resort has 250 employees.