Friday, 22 August 2008 2:38 PM

Logging Company Calls for Support

Logging company, Eagon Pacific Plantation Limited has appealed to both local and overseas investors operating in Solomon Islands to follow in its footsteps by engaging in manufacturing processes.

Eagon Pacific Plantation Limited has engaged in planting and replanting of forest plantations at Viru Harbour, New Georgia, Western province.

General Manager, William Pita says that the company wants it to be a role model to other local and overseas investors.

Mr Pita says Eagon Pacific Plantation limited will extract logs from Viru Harbour plantation where about nine thousand hectare of trees are ready for harvesting.

The extracted logs will then be processed into finished products like veneer and later add plywood when the need arises. The company is looking into entering the manufacturing of veneer sheets and plywood.

According to Mr Pita the products will be exported to secured markets in Asia for a start.

The company is expecting to provide employment for about 190 workers when its manufacturing mill at Butagita, Western Province is in operation.