14 Feb 2013

PNG considers chocolate factory as feasibility study starts

11:15 am on 14 February 2013

A feasibility study has been done to set up a chocolate factory in Papua New Guinea's East Sepik province.

The National paper reports the Department of Trade, Commerce and Industry study was conducted in Wewak.

Led by Paradise Spices entrepreneur, Micky Puritau said there was no reason why a chocolate factory shouldn't be a goer there, as overseas companies said chocolate isn't viable for Papua New Guinea.

Mr Puritau's company already exports PNG vanilla, chilli, pepper, galip nut, cardamon, tumeric, nutmeg, cocoa nibs, ginger, cinnamon, virgin coconut oil and pure vanilla extract to overseas markets.