Okay, it's alright to create employment by building a cement factory - with a bit of Chinese help it seems - but what ingredients are required to make it? Is sand a component, and where will they get the sand from? Not our beaches I hope. Not our sandbars I hope. It really is troubling when we hear about or see boats or trucks in the areas where there once was a nice beach or a substantial sandbar. The natural environment must be kept secure surely.
from Fiji Village:
Two cement factories to be established
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
A cement factory company will be established in Labasa next year to promote infrastructure, create employment and upgrade buildings says Prime Minster Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama.
The other cement factory will be established in Suva.
Speaking to the people of Macuata, Bainimarama says he held consultations with the only local cement factory about lifting the standard of their services as they were not meeting the local demand.
He says the decision to invite the two Chinese cement companies to set up operations in Fiji was merely to meet the growing demand of cement in Fiji.