Trukai Industries

Firm's second commercial harvest in Markham

This will be the second commercial harvest as the rice company continues to invest in local rice production.

The first harvest was completed last year, milled and packed in Lae, then distributed as Trukai Hamamas Rice, signifying a new dawn for a domestic commercial rice production for Trukai and PNG.

The rain fed crop is planted over 275 hectares and is estimated to produce over 1,000 tons of rice when harvested. The rice is 100 percent locally made from planting through to harvesting, milling and packaging.

Over 60,000 fun run t-shirts sold at auctions

This follows separate auctions held in Lae and Port Moresby on the 6th and 7th of March respectively.

Team PNG’s largest fundraising event, the Trukai Fun Run, kicked off this week with t-shirt auctions.

The event was made extra special with the presence of rugby league great, Johnathan Thurston, and former Brisbane Broncos and North Queensland Cowboys, Brent Tate.

Of the 100,000 Trukai Fun Run t-shirts, 61,200 have so far been sold to bidders at K10 each.

The remaining will be sold to the public at K15 per t-shirt.

2019 Trukai Fun Run launched

In 1999, Trukai Industries painted the streets of Port Moresby, Lae and other participating centres with their signature bright yellow-coloured t-shirts.

The 2019 nationwide Trukai Fun Run was launched today in Port Moresby.

100,000 t-shirts will be available for the fun run, which is set for June 16th.

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.

Trukai assists APNG

Trukai will support the athletes training in Goroka with a monthly rice donation up to July 2019.

 APNG Secretary Philip Rehder said currently a dozen of the national team members reside at NSI undergoing training for next year’s Games, and the number will gradually increase.

Athletics PNG welcomes such assistance.

Trukai praises weightlifters for brilliant performance

As the proud sponsor of the PNG Weightlifting Federation for over 20 years, Trukai Industries celebrated the weightlifters’ victories along with PNG.

Repeating his feats at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games in 2014, Steven Kari snatched gold in the Men’s 94kg Division and broke the Commonwealth Games Clean and Jerk record in the process. 

Dika Toua and Morea Baru were also magnificent in capturing silver in the Women’s 53kg and Men’s 62kg divisions respectively.

Trukai project on target

In a statement the company said it has made steady progress since 2015 to deliver the project.

In August 2017, Trukai announced that it was working with a local land group in the Markham valley, Morobe Province, to grow over 500 hectares of rain-fed rice.

Rice development manager, Humphrey Saese, said significant progress has been made to establish a long-term lease of land for the expansion while additional opportunities for the establishment of irrigated production are also being assessed.

Cost of rice will not increase: Trukai

Trukai Industries CEO, Greg Worthington-Eyre, said while Trukai understands and is deeply concerned over the current economic conditions in PNG, and the pending inflationary impact of fuel price increases, currency devaluation and reduced consumer spending power, it has no plans at this point of passing on the impact of these issues to PNG consumers.

Worthington-Eyre says Trukai’s focus on food security, which includes affordability and quality, is at the forefront and they will be making every effort to support the people of PNG. 

50 bales of rice for Kadovar

East Sepik Governor Allan Bird yesterday received the 50 bales of 1kg rice from Trukai's district sales marketing manager, Caspar Jeffrey.

The rice, as well as 200 cartons of bottled water, will be shipped out to Ruprup (Blup Blup) Island, where the Kadovar people have taken refuge.

The naval ship from the Lombrum Naval base in Manus has since been delivering relief supplies, and will do so again today.

Governor Bird will travel to Ruprup Island today (Jan 13) to see the distribution of the rest of the relief supplies.

Madang joins fight against AIDS

Throughout Madang, banners of the red ribbon signifying the fight against HIV/AIDS have been put up.

Even companies like the Trukai Industries Madang depo have joined in, putting up a banner since Wednesday.

Today, all staff came to work with a red ribbon.

"This is an annual thing for Trukai. We support a lot of health programs, and World AIDS Day is one of them,” said Jillanne Valu, regional sales manager - Momase.

“It's sad to see a lot of people dying from this disease that can be avoided."