PM launches Lomaiviti Princess III

PM launches Lomaiviti Princess III

By Meli Tavaga
Tuesday 19/01/2016
L-R: Hon Parveen Bala, Owner of Goundar Shipping George Goundar, PM Frank Bainimarama and Mrs Goundar. Photos: Fijian Govt.

“The Lomaiviti Princess III is bigger and more comfortable”.

Those are the words of Prime Minister, Voreqe Bainimarama while launching the Goundar Shipping’s new ship, the Lomaiviti Princess III last night.

Bainimarama says this ship will carry more people and vehicles.

He says the Lomaiviti Princess III, is more than just a ship but it is part of our national communications network.

Bainimarama adds to be truly united for commerce and connected as a nation, Fiji needs a network of highways, air routes and maritime routes that link Labasa to Lautoka, Rotuma to Suva, and Koro and Kadavu to Taveuni.

Owner George Goundar says this vessel can carry 700 passengers and the vehicle deck has the capacity to load 40 ten wheeler trucks or 150 cars.

Goundar says the vessel also has comfortable seating, cabins and dining facilities, play areas for children, emergency medical care, and accommodation for the disabled.

He says this new vessel will also bring employment opportunities for 40 people who will become members of the ship’s crew.

The Lomaiviti Princess III will also service Kadavu.

Meanwhile Bainimarama says Goundar Shipping will get more ships in the next few years and a floating dock will also be built by the company.

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