Narocake men sail 92km to attend business training program

The men from Narocake VIllage in Gau attend the business training program. Picture: SUPPLIED

A GROUP of men from the Narocake District in Gau recently sailed 92km to Suva in order enhance their knowledge on best business practices.

According to the Ministry of Forestry, Naivolioni Nabou, Mosese Tadulala, Bula Tora and Uraia Racule made it their goal to be present at the Forestry Training Centre (FTC) at Colo-i-Suva on late last month for the Start Your Business Training Program.

The four men who are pine landowners are members of the Narocake Resources Management Limited, formerly known as the Narocake Pine Scheme, which was established in 2017.

Mr Nabou who is the technical officer of Fiji Pine Trust based at Narocake said they had a standard size of houses to be built.

“We have a 24m x 18m, which is mainly a one or two bedroom house and it depends on the home owners and what they want,” Mr Nabou said.

“We charge villagers that want to build their homes in the village at $500 per cubic meter of pine that we harvest.”

Mr Nabou added most of the youth in the village were carpenters who had undergone some form of training and had been constructing houses in the district.

“We are so fortunate for the Government’s assistance under the Ministry of Forestry in providing a treatment plant, tractor and other forms of machinery through the Narocake Pine Scheme.”

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