TO­TAL Fiji Opens $1.2 Mil­lion Re­fur­bished Ser­vice Sta­tion Up­grade In Korovou Town

Fiji Sun - - SUNBIZ - Feed­back: lais­esana.nasiga@fi­jisun.com.fj LAISEANA NASIGA KOROVOU, TAILEVU

TO­TAL Fiji $1.2 mil­lion re­fur­bished ser­vice sta­tion has opened in Korovou Town.

This is the com­pany’s 31st fuel sta­tion that has opened across Fiji.

The ser­vice sta­tion up­grade is part of a $10 mil­lion in­vest­ment pro­gramme that looks to cre­ate new ser­vice sta­tions, pipe­lines and stor­age fa­cil­i­ties.

TO­TAL Fiji

TO­TAL Fiji’s in­vest­ment pro­gramme also in­cludes ex­pand­ing, up­grad­ing and ren­o­vat­ing some of its ex­ist­ing sta­tions.

Man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Kazi Rah­man said set­ting up a ser­vice sta­tion in Korovou town was also to en­sure TO­TAL Fiji con­tin­ued its ser­vice to the com­mu­nity.

“On the medium term, get­ting back on the track to­wards eco­nomic growth is just as im­por­tant.

“Pri­vate sec­tor in­vest­ment plays a cru­cial role in this by gen­er­at­ing employment and in­ject­ing money sup­ply in the lo­cal econ­omy.

“Even if busi­ness is tough to­day, we have a long-term com­mit­ment to Fiji,” he said.

Gov­ern­ment of Fiji

Min­is­ter for In­fra­struc­ture and Me­te­o­ro­log­i­cal Ser­vices and Min­is­ter for Lands and Min­eral Re­sources Jone Usa­mate who com­mis­sioned the open­ing of the ser­vice sta­tion com­mended the com­pany’s con­sis­tency in its cus­tomer ser­vice dur­ing COVID-19. “I have been in­formed that TO­TAL Fiji have in­vested ap­prox­i­mately $1.2M to up­grade this ser­vice sta­tion which again be­came a mile­stone in­vest­ment in Fiji’s econ­omy dur­ing this tough times.

“This project will also cre­ate employment op­por­tu­ni­ties which could ben­e­fit the peo­ple of Korovou,” he said.

Fea­tures

TO­TAL Fiji’s Korovou Ser­vice Sta­tion ren­o­va­tion in­cludes a re­fur­bished shop, canopy, fore­court and new fuel sys­tems to strengthen TO­TAL Fiji.

This ren­o­va­tion project is in­cor­po­rated with 100 per cent tech­ni­cal com­pli­ance as well as re­new­able en­ergy to its premises to con­trib­ute to­wards the en­vi­ron­men­tal friendly in­vest­ment.

Mr Us­mate said: “I have been in­formed that this So­larised TO­TAL Ser­vice Sta­tion in­au­gu­rated in Tailevu prov­ince has 61 square me­tres of pho­to­voltaic pan­els which will pro­duce 16.2MWh of power per year and will re­duce the re­tail out­lets car­bon emis­sion by 10.3 tons per year.

Supreme Fuel Pte Ltd

Supreme Fuel Pte Ltd will be man­ag­ing the daily op­er­a­tions of the Korovou ser­vice sta­tion which will em­ploy ap­prox­i­mately eight em­ploy­ees.

Man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Ritesh Pa­tel said Supreme Fuel Pte Ltd had op­er­ated the old Tailevu ser­vices sta­tion for the past 20 years un­til ren­o­va­tion for the newly look TO­TAL Korovou ser­vice sta­tion started.

“I am ex­tremely proud that TO­TAL Fiji has again se­lected Supreme Fuel Pte Ltd to man­age TO­TAL Fiji Korovou, adding to other con­ve­nience ser­vices with fuel, shop items, cof­fee shop and clean wash­rooms for our cus­tomers,” he said.

Open­ing hours

TO­TAL Fiji Korovou ser­vice sta­tion will open from Mon­day to Sun­day from 6am to 10pm.

Photo: Laiseana Nasiga

From left: Supreme Fuel Lim­ited man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Ra­jesh Pa­tel, Min­is­ter for In­fra­struc­ture and Me­te­o­ro­log­i­cal Ser­vices and Min­is­ter for Lands and Min­eral Re­sources Jone Us­mate and TO­TAL Fiji man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Kazi Rah­man dur­ing the rib­bon cut­ting ses­sion at the open­ing of the re­fur­bished TO­TAL Fiji ser­vice sta­tion in Korovou Town on July 16, 2020.

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