THE founder, chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) of the Eagon Group of companies will be arriving in the country today as part of his annual visit here.
Young-Ju Park will be in the country to visit the Eagon Pacific Plantation Limited’s (EPPL) operation at Arara camp on New Georgia Island, Western province, and the Honiara office.
His visit was confirmed to the Solomon Star by the EPPL Managing Director Boyoung Moon during a meeting in Honiara, Wednesday.
Mr Moon said that upon the arrival of the company’s chief today, he will head on down to the Western Province to check on the operations there first.
“After his visit to Arara Camp, Mr Park will return to Honiara to meet the Prime Minister and a number of ministers from his DCC government,” Mr Moon said.
“This includes the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Minister for Forestry and Research, Minister for Environment and Conservation, and the Minister for Communication and Aviation,” Mr Moon said.
The Solomon Star understands that Mr Park was also the Solomon Islands Honorary Consul General in Seoul, South Korea, since 1993.
Eagon is a sustainable reforestation company with a large reforestation area at Arara up to over 25, 000 hectares of land.
Since its establishment in the country, the forests had been logged several times but reforestation continues of sustain the forest.
The company also contributed to the country’s economy since its formations here over several decades ago.
Their contributions here have also helped to raise the standard of living in the country.
By RONALD TOITO’ONA