MIKA LOGA | Fiji Broadcasting Corporation
BETWEEN 500 AND 800 FIJIANS will be recruited to work on Papua New Guinea’s new economic corridor to be constructed between Lae and Madang.
Aleena Limited, a wholly-owned indigenous PNG company, has expressed interest in recruiting Fijians for the project which is estimated to cost K2 - 4 billion.
“The workers required have their skills in infrastructure development, building construction, roads and civil and mechanical engineering, plant operators and so forth," said Fiji’s High Commissioner to PNG, Romanu Tikotikoca.
Tikotikoca says Aleena Ltd will also look at issuing contracts to Fijian companies.
“There will be some people from Fiji involved in the construction of the camps in which the workers are to be accommodated,” he said.
“There are also intentions of looking at reputable garment factories who will be able to supply uniforms for the workers and construction companies can be given contracts to build the economic corridor including building satellite towns.”