THE founder, chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Eagon Group of companies Young-Ju Park says he’s pleased with the company’s operations in the country.
Mr Park arrived last week and visited the Eagon Pacific Plantation Limited’s (EPPL) operation at Arara camp in New Georgia Island, Western province, and the Honiara office.
He also met with senior members of the government this week.
Speaking to Solomon Star on Wednesday in an interview, Mr Park said since Eagon invested here in Solomon Islands, and also he became the consular general of Solomon Islands in South Korea, he tried his best to visit at least once a year.
“Each year, it is grateful to see that our operation is growing, our trees are growing, and also the Solomon Islands is developing, so it is quite exciting always to come here,” he said.
“We have quite a hard time that lasted for almost 10 years because the plantation is a demanding business.
“And you are investing money and you have to wait long time and to make a cycle of harvest and plantation, you cannot stop it you have to continue every year planting trees,” Mr Park said.
He added that through their plans to expand the business with different ideas over the years, they have succeeded, and looking into this kind of development, he is more than happy.
“I never regretted in investing here apart from the external issues that the country have faced in the lead to the new millennium.
“For the future, we like to expand our operations. We are ready to expand more to some other areas,” the Eagon boss added.
By RONALD TOITO’ONA