According to the sources, it has been indicated that a rice company M/S Rewa Rice Ltd in Fiji has decreased the price of rice sold from the factory as a way of assisting donors who wish to help cyclone victims. The Company board Chairman Mr Raj Sharma informed that it was the company’s role to work with Government in rebuilding the nation. The company is selling rice from the factory as factory outlet price of $1.40 per kilogram, a special offer for donors and relief assistance NGOs, as it was informed. Further, the company is also absorbing the VAT on the price that has come into effect from January.
In this matter, recently, the company also provided 400 packs of five kilograms of rice to the Commissioner Northern’s office. The gift is worth valued at $32,000, which is a part of the company’s contribution in joining Government to rebuild Fiji. Mr Sharma said for the next three months, the company would be giving $10,000 worth of rice each month. The Rewa Rice Company is one of the major government entities in the North and the company feels that it is its moral obligation to come forward and to help the Government, as revealed by Mr Sharma.
Further, considering this, the board in this week has approved rice valued worth at $30,000 to be given to the Commissioner Northern’s office including the $2000 worth already given. This would be given as $10,000 worth of rice per month for the next three months, contemplating that it does not affect the current supply chain to the clientele. It was also highlighted that the board and staff had also contributed towards the victims in personal capacity too.