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Chamber Calls For Special Grants To Attract Investments

The Labasa Chamber of Commerce is requesting Government to allow for special grants to people who wish to develop business in Labasa. This will be part of chamber’s 2016 National
29 Aug 2015 10:46
Chamber Calls For Special Grants To Attract Investments
Chamber President, Satish Kumar. Photo: Shratika Naidu

The Labasa Chamber of Commerce is requesting Government to allow for special grants to people who wish to develop business in Labasa.

This will be part of chamber’s 2016 National Budget Submission which will be made to the Minister for Finance Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum today at Labasa Civic Centre.

Chamber President, Satish Kumar, said there has been lots of business development around Labasa and it was still growing.

“I have always been requesting Government to build more factories and industries so that people would get employment and there would be more cash flow in Labasa,” he added.

Mr Kumar said very soon the Dreketi Nabowalu Highway tarseal road project would be completed.

“Once this is done, the transportation from Nabowalu to Labasa would bring in more visitors from Viti Levu and travelling time would be reduced,” he said.

He further explained this would encourage more foreign investors to flock in.

 

Still more room

Mr Kumar stressed there is still more room for development projects in Labasa as there is still a lot of space available.

He requested the Carpenters Group to consider completing their Morris Hedstrom (MH) project (which was burned down).

“For night life activities, we had a meeting with various stakeholders to see if late night shopping hours can be allowed,” Mr Kumar said.

He said they have planned to have this night life few days in a week.

Mr Kumar further explained that many stakeholders and local businesses have agreed to this and it was in the pipeline.

“Labasa Chamber of Commerce is committed towards business development in building a better North,” he said.

“I would like to encourage the local business investors to invest more in their home town.”

Yesterday Mr Kumar met Commissioner of Police, Bernadus Groenewald, for some discussions.

Feedback: shratikan@fijisun.com.fj

 

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