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Groundbreaking Ceremony For Commerce And Tourism Building

The groundbreaking ceremony for a new building of two closely-linked organisations in the employment and tourism industry materialised yesterday. This time next year, a new building will house the Fiji
17 Sep 2014 07:45
Groundbreaking Ceremony For Commerce And Tourism Building
Acting Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture, Rural and Maritime Development Environment and Waterways Mahendra Reddy with some women from the Senidilo women’s group and government officials at Saqani Village on December 13,2019. Photo: Selita Bolanavanua.

The groundbreaking ceremony for a new building of two closely-linked organisations in the employment and tourism industry materialised yesterday.

This time next year, a new building will house the Fiji Commerce & Employers Federation and the Fiji Hotel & Tourism Association offices at 42 Gorrie Street in Suva.

Earlier this year, the building co-shared by organisations was demolished and since then, the organisations have been operating out of a rented space on Ratu Cakobau Road.

The project worth $2 million is being financed by Bank South Pacific.

Chief guest, International Labour Organisation director for Pacific Island Countries, David Lamotte, said any organisation that is able to undertake such a development needs congratulating.

“Arranging finance, developing plans, calling for tenders, selecting contractors and overseeing construction are onerous but crucial tasks.

“For representative organisations such as the Fiji Commerce and Employers Federation together with Fiji Hotel and Tourism Association, achieving this milestone is even more commendable.”

Testament

Fiji Hotel & Tourism Association president, Dixon Seeto said: “We have done a lot of things together but this is testament of the fact that we are going to be truly married.

Environment

“This project will give us the environment and the working space which work closely together into the future.

“I am certainly very optimistic for the good things that the two organisations will do for the economy of this country.”

Federation chairman, Howard Politini said: “The Fiji Commerce & Employers Federation is 54 years old.

“The employer’s federation, being the organisation for the private sector in this country, is recognised both intentionally and locally as the representative of the most-represented of the private sector.”

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