Hamamas Rice

Agriculture Minister commends Trukai

The 100 percent commercial product from Morobe Province was launched by Trukai on August 16.

Minister Allan said the product supports the Government’s agenda to replace imports of rice.

He said on average, PNG imports 400,000 tonnes of rice per year, at a cost of K600 million.

The launching of the product is testament that PNG can produce its own products and minimise imports.

Minister Allan stated that under the Rice Policy of 2015-2030, it is the Government’s intention to unlock customary land for such projects.

Hamamas Rice enters market

Hamamas Rice is the latest edition to the Trukai brand, which is produced in Morobe Province.

The launching was witnessed by Agriculture Minister, Benny Allen, in Port Moresby.

Trukai Hamamas Rice is a 100 per cent home grown rice in Rangiampum Vllage, Umi-Azera LLG, in Markham, Morobe Province.

The launch completes the introduction of a new domestic commercial production for Trukai Industries and PNG.

The rice is from 275 hectares of rainfed crop at Umi in the Markham Valley.