10 Jul 2007

Samoa group re-established for export of cold pressed coconut oil

3:14 pm on 10 July 2007

The newly revived Samoa Coconut Society is planning to import coconut oil mills from India to produce cold pressed oil for export.

The society intends to set up one mill in Savaii and the other on Upolu.

The mills can process up to 3.6 tonnes of oil in a 24 hour day.

After its first meeting last week, the society said it would offer 20-22 sene per nut as an initial price to get the mills operational.

It was also decided that the Society would issue 2.6 million shares to members at one tala per share to finance the mills.