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Customs take one step ahead

19 June 2014
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Customs and Excise Division is taking a step forward in realising the ‘aviation project’ co- initiated by Brisbane based company Torn Parachute and local tourism training company Solomon Host.

The aviation project involves displaying of important messages vital for travellers via plasma screens at the arrival and departure lounges of the international terminal.

The project has the support of governmental departments such as Culture and Tourism, Civil Aviation, Customs and Excise, Quarantine, Immigration, Foreign Investment Board of the Ministry of Commerce, Labour and Industries.

Customs and Excise, however, take one step ahead of the other departments by availing two of its senior officers to liaise and move the project forward in close association with Torn Parachute and Solomon Host.

This week, Customs and Excise representatives, Senior Team Leader Border Enforcement, Fiona Fa’arondo and Team Leader Investigation, Wesley Siamanu have met with Torn Parachute and Solomon Host and discuss the content of the service agreement.

Mrs Fa’arondo and Mr Siamanu reaffirmed their department’s support for the project and echoed the importance of the undertaking with regards to disseminating Customs and Excise laws to the travelling public.

The senior officers have taken onboard a copy of the service agreement document and affirmed that it will be presented to their Permanent Secretary for eventual signing.

It’s understood that the signing of the agreement will pave way for Torn Parachute to start shooting video clips for Customs and Excise department, other stakeholders to follow suit upon sealing the service agreement as well.

In the meantime, Solomon Host’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Joyce Konofilia, has praised Customs and Excise for responding positively and taking part in the meeting towards achieving the project.

“Customs and Excise has taken a step forward towards achieving this project and I really appreciate their enthusiasm shown during our meeting,” Ms Konofilia said.

Ms Konofilia also urged other stakeholders to emulate Customs and Excise, and take a step forward as well in realising the undertaking.

“Customs’ enthusiasm and active participation sets a good example for other stakeholders to follow in the lead up to implementing the project,” the Solomon Host entrepreneur highlighted.

Meanwhile, it’s understood the governmental departments that involved in the project including Culture and Tourism, Civil Aviation, Customs and Excise, Quarantine, Immigration, Foreign Investment Board of the Ministry of Commerce, Labour and Industries.

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