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Third Stage Of Nila Resort At Vuda, Starts In April, Says Chinnusamy

Nila International Limited will commence the third stage of development their resort development at Vuda, in April. The project is expected to be completed within 12 months. A Fijian contractor
13 Jan 2020 12:23
Third Stage Of Nila Resort At Vuda, Starts In April, Says Chinnusamy
Nila International Limited constructed a man made island, designed for weddings. Photo: Nila International Beach Resort

Nila International Limited will commence the third stage of development their resort development at Vuda, in April.

The project is expected to be completed within 12 months.

A Fijian contractor won the construction bid.

Nila International Limited director Mohan Chinnusamy said the third stage includes four double storey buildings with 64 rooms ranging from single, double to family self-contained rooms.

He said the investment was worth $7 million.

“It was a bit delayed, but we have finally sourced the finances now to start in four months time.

“This will be after the cyclone season which is crucial as we wish not to have stoppages along the way.”

Integrated tourism project

The integrated tourism development project began in 2015 on the area declared as in the tourism zone.

The project involves seven stages.

Mr Chinnusamy said 24 standard and luxury rooms will each have a spa.

Swimming pools and restaurants with a variety of Indian, Chinese, Fijian to Western cuisine will be part of the scene.

The company plans to employ more than 100 staff.

Construction of a manmade island, designed as a wedding venue, has been completed.

“There are a lot of weddings and functions happening on the island and beachside, especially since the sunset and sunrise is very beautiful,” Mr Chinnusamy said.

Funding of further development will be sourced from the Bank of Baroda.

Stage four of the concept will include an international chain of hotels from India are in talks for a joint venture with a local partners.

Mr Chinnusamy said that group had 34 five-star hotels, globally.

“We are almost in the finalising stages of our joint venture partnership.”

The hotel group is serious about investing in the South Pacific and have demonstrated that by starting in Fiji, he said.

He said four hotel groups were interested in investing.

“There is something about Fiji that gets them attracted including the diaspora connection, and the Fijian hospitality along with its paradise setting.

About the investor

Mr Chinnusamy was born in Chennai, Madras, in India, but migrated to Australia in 1998 to open a business in Sydney.

The company specialises in the manufacture and marketing of white goods, such as electric appliances and washing machines.

He married an Indo-Fijian who opened Nila boutique shop at MHCC, Suva, and another shop at Main Street, Nadi.

The two shops have since closed to allow the parent company time to fully focus on tourism.

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