Goodman Fielder opens K10.2mil Rice Plant in Port Moresby
Goodman Fielder (PNG)’s K10.2mil rice plant has opened in Port Moresby. According to general manager Manish Randev, the rice plant has a capacity of producing 360 tonnes of rice a day.
“This plant can produce 15 tonnes an hour which means in a day it can produce up to 360 tonnes,” Randev said. “We are putting a lot of money in investment and Goodman Fielder is here to stay. It’s not about taking the price hike or increasing the prices. Our motto is ‘we are committed to making everyday food better for everyone, keeping the focus on quality, consistency on deliveries and ensuring that it is at an affordable price.”
Randev noted that their company was investing about K500 million for a plant in Lae.
“We are doing a heavy investment in Lae as well,” he said. “We’re putting up a state-of-the-art plant with the latest technology to give us a very good product. Goodman Fielder is committed to making everyday food better for everyone. We work with locals to build up the talent and ensure that everyone grows as the economy of Papua New Guinea grows.”
Aside from creating more jobs, the rice plant would also support growth in Western, Central, Gulf, and Milne Bay, and in the Southern region.
Randev added that there are three more organisations: one who sees the growth, one who wants to become included in the growth, and one who does the growth.
“And we at Goodman Fielder, through our Flame and our various brands, stand committed to fuelling the growth of this country,” he said.
Meanwhile, Agriculture and Livestock Minister John Simon nodded positively to the investment of the firm - which showed its commitment and dedication to growth.