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Trade and shipping services in Rotuma to be improved

07:07 Wed May 15, 2013


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Report by: Apisalome Coka

Trade and Shipping services topped discussions during the Rotuma Council meeting yesterday.

Damage to the Oinafa jetty has also been identified as a major hinderance to trade faced by people on the island.

Apisalome Coka is in Rotuma and files this report

_The Rotuma Export and Marketing Limited is working towards expanding its services. Executive Chaiman hiang Yee Foarete says they are now holding trades with Tuvalu on a quarterly basis and have also signed an agreement wityh the Agro marketoing authority providing them with dalo and cassava. _

Foarete while speaking during the council meetiung says they are undergoinmg business with five other private importers. He says one of the main issues that is affecting the Rotuma-Tuvalu trade is the shipping servivces.

Another issue raised is the Oinafa jetty. It should at least meet the mimimum international standard as it is now a port of entry.

Meanwhile the governemnt delegation needs to complete their task today by mid-day before departing Rotiuma onboard MV Iloilovatu at 4pm this afternnon and expected to arrive in Suva on Friday.



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