B’ville cocoa industry to be revived

South Bougainville MP, Timothy Masiu, has partnered with Soroken Plantation to revive the once flourishing cocoa industry in Bougainville.

Masiu plans to plant a million seedlings in the South Bougainville Region.

The seedlings will be supplied by Soroken Plantation.

The seedlings would be shipped from Hahon Island and distributed at specific locations in the South Region, mainly in the Buin, Bana, Siwai and Torokina districts.

Masiu earlier this year had already signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Cocoa Board PNG for their expertise.

He now officially has two licences for nursery and freight.

Masiu is also pushing for an export licence to sell overseas.

(South Bougainville MP, Timothy Masiu filepic)

Charmaine Poriambep