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Government Works To Turn Suva Into Destination Suva

The Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism is working towards turning Suva into Destination Suva, Minister Faiyaz Siddiq Koya, has revealed. Mr Koya said this follows his travels recently where
16 Aug 2015 10:59
Government Works To Turn Suva Into Destination Suva
Attorney-General and Minister for Finance Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, Minister for Industry, Trade and Tourism Faiyaz Siddiq Koya and Fiji Chamber of Commerce and Industry President, Peter Mazey at the Fiji Business Forum in Suva yesterday. Photo: Paulini Ratulailai

The Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism is working towards turning Suva into Destination Suva, Minister Faiyaz Siddiq Koya, has revealed.

Mr Koya said this follows his travels recently where he got to learn most tourists, who are high spenders, want to visit the capital city.

He therefore has invited all the members of the business community in Suva to take a little bit more civic pride and help the Ministry turn Suva into Destination Suva.

Mr Koya was speaking during the Fiji Business Forum held at the Grand Pacific Hotel in Suva yesterday.

He said he would be attending a conference in Tahiti soon where most of the discussions would be on the cruise ship industry.

And while Vanuatu has always had a stronghold in the region as far as cruise ship industry is concerned, the recent devastation caused by the cyclone has badly affected the industry there.

Mr Koya said as a result, Fiji could be the benefactors.

“There is huge interest into turning Suva into Destination Suva. The cruise ship industry plays a vital part in our tourism industry. I urge all here today to take more civic pride,” he said.

 

Council participation

Meanwhile, Mr Koya has also urged the business community to become permanent members of the all-inclusive National Trade and Development Council and its various sub-committees.

The council is understood to be the main implementation vehicle for the recently-launched National Trade Policy Framework.

Mr Koya said: “It is the forum where trade, investment, industry and business related issues will be discussed and strategies developed and implemented accordingly.

“The Trade Policy Framework will be implemented over the next ten years.”

But, he stressed its successful implementation will require the contribution of all stakeholders: Government, the private sector and civil society.

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