TOTAL moves to upgrade Fiji facilities.

TOTAL moves to upgrade Fiji facilities.

Ropate Valemei
Monday, November 07, 2016

ONE of the leading oil companies in the world is working on upgrading its facilities around the country to meet its international standard facilities around the world.

TOTAL (Fiji) Ltd has invested $3 million this year for this project, which will include investment on its infrastructure.

This was highlighted by TOTAL’s CEO Martin McCarthy at the company’s 10th year anniversary in the country.

"The business has changed a little bit since 2006, after acquisition we have 17 or 18 service stations and 35 at the moment," Mr McCarthy said.

"The latest station just opened in Savusavu. We will have to create more storage facility and there are project that are running at the moment. This year, we are investing $3m on infrastructure. We have to update our facilities here on the island to level with our standards worldwide."

Total Fiji CEO,Martin McCarthy (right) greets the Minister for Industry & Trade and Tourism Faiyaz Koya during the 10th anniversary celebration of Total Fiji at GPH on Friday night. Picture: RAMA

Speaking at the celebration on Friday, Minister for Industry, Trade and Tourism, Land and Mineral Resources Faiyaz Koya said the celebration portrayed 10 years of successful business in the country.

"Since it was founded 10 years ago, TOTAL has been recognised as a household name in Fiji’s automotive industry," Mr Koya said.

Moreover, he said, it had become the main source of livelihood for more than 200 Fijians, which are employed by TOTAL (Fiji) Ltd, compared with 16 during its inception in 2006.

Responding to Government’s call for support after the devastation caused by Severe TC Winston, the company gave $100,000 worth of fuel towards this cause to cyclone relief support. This has indicated how TOTAL has customers, the community, the people and the country at heart, Mr Koya said.

"It is encouraging to know that the industry pays key interest in the conservation and sustainable management of resources which augurs well in the Fijian Government Green Growth Framework," he said.

"The framework establishes an economic model on the sustainable use of our resources paramount conservation management of our natural resources paramount for the survival and sustainable development of our energy industry in Fiji. In line with my ministry working towards improving fuel standards and I thank TOTAL of being part of the improvement."

Source: The Fiji Times.

Published on 08/11/2016

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