Copra Millers Fiji Limited (CMFL) board chairperson Raj Sharma (third from the left) with company members after the annual general meeting in Savusavu on May 22,2018.
Copra Millers Fiji Limited (CMFL) board chairperson Raj Sharma will continue in his position.
This will be his fourth year of service at the company.
During the Annual General Meeting in Savusavu, Mr Sharma said CMFL had already made a budget submission to the Government requesting for assistance.
“Government has been very supportive over the years and also to Fiji coconut industry as a whole and we are optimistic we will have a good year,” Mr Sharma said.
“Despite the challenges brought by cyclone Winston, CMFL has progressed from 2016.
“We feel quite positive and plan to upgrade the mill and get new market for virgin coconut oil for this year,” he said.
“We also intend to sell our idle land which is situated near the company at Balaga Bay in Savusavu.
“We are encouraging copra farmers to continue their farming and supply us with coconuts as our company is very promising.”
One of the methods of assitance the company has provided to farmers is the access to free transportation every Tuesday and Thursday in Vanua Levu, he said. Shratika Naidu