$96K GRANT FROM GOVT
for Navunisareki Logging and Pruning to help increase exports
Lautoka based Navunisareki Logging and Pruning Company is now hoping to invest in new machinery thanks to a grant by Government. The company received $96,354.89 the past week from the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism under the National Export Strategy grant scheme.
It was one of the 11 businesses which received a grant under this scheme the past Friday where a total of $1.1 million was handed out. Company manager, Ratu Semisi Leilei, said the grant has lifted another burden off its shoulders and they can now expand their business. The company engages in the export of Joint Timber for flooring purpose to its current market which is in Japan. “The grant from the government
is very beneficial especially for me. I will be able to invest and purchase a Joint Matching Machine for Joint Timber Exports,” Mr Leilei said. Mr Leilei said the importance of such initiatives by the Government to help those who needed to expand their businesses. He further stressed how this aid would help him move his business to further success. “After buying the machine, I will be able to finish more joint timber flooring at a lesser time compared to before,” he said. “This will give me the opportunity to prepare timber for the local market as well and this will definitely be of help since there is a need for timber in our local market now.”
Mr Leilei’s father has been in the logging industry for almost 30 years now. He now has one and half years of experience in the manufacturing of finished timber materials.
The Manager for Navunisareki Logging and Pruning Company, Ratu Semisi Leilei (right), with one of his timber buyer from Japan.
Workers inside the workshop area at Navunisareki Logging and Pruning Company, getting the final timber ready for export.