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More Investments In Nadi Before It Becomes A City

Nadi will soon see more investments, says the Nadi Town Council chief executive officer, Peter Dinning. Mr Dinning said the investments were necessary because the town would become a city
30 Dec 2016 10:50
More Investments In Nadi Before It Becomes A City
The South end of Nadi Town.

Nadi will soon see more investments, says the Nadi Town Council chief executive officer, Peter Dinning.

Mr Dinning said the investments were necessary because the town would become a city next year.

This was also highlighted by the Minister for Local Government, Praveen Kumar during a thanksgiving ceremony at the Nadi Town Council last week.

While the plan is for Nadi to be declared a city by November 2017, Mr Dinning said the council’s plan was to make sure they were ready for the transition.

Meanwhile, the Nadi Chamber of Commerce and Industry president, Dr Ram Raju, said Nadi’s growth was phenomenal considering their recovery from the recent disasters.

Dr Raju attributed this growth to the Government’s economic policies.

“New infrastructural developments and investments continues in this area, many new projects are taking shape from Momi’s Marriott Hotel construction, reopening of Sonaisali Island Resort now the Double Tree to Bobby Khan’s Relax Fiji Resort, next to another resort in Sonaisali,” Dr Raju said.

“Other developments along the Nadi Back Road, housing and other infrastructure developments in Votualevu and Legalega, Motibhai’s industrial park in Legalega and the four-way lane from the Nadi International Airport to Martintar is progressing and that looks impressive.

“Traffic congestions were a nightmare in many parts of Nadi, but hopefully with the completion of the four-way lane we will see an improvement.”

He said the town needed a master plan for traffic diversion, one-way streets, curfew hours for trucks and parking spaces in town.

Dr Raju said another major development that was soon to start was the bypass road from Narewa Village through Nakavu to Martintar, Nadi.

This, he said, opened up more opportunities for growth and investments and would make it easier for investors.

“The resilience and hard work of everyone led to sustained business and economic activities,” Dr Raju said.

To mark the year-end, the council awarded its staff members and stakeholders with certificates of appreciation at a dinner last week.

EDITED BY: IVAMERE NATARO

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