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Bid To Attract Investors

Government is working towards finding an international sister city for Labasa Town in order to attract investment. This was revealed by the Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Local Government,
13 Jan 2017 10:50
Bid To Attract Investors
Labasa Town. Photo: Josaia Ralago

Government is working towards finding an international sister city for Labasa Town in order to attract investment.

This was revealed by the Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Local Government, Housing and Environment, Joshua Wycliffe.

Mr Wycliffe said they were working with the Labasa Town Council to establish a more investment-attractive North.

“We looked at some international invention programs in the North. The councils have some good properties, lands and facilities.

“What we would like to do is draw and attracts international investment in to the North,” he said.

“We will also make sure that people would stand up and look at the North as an investment destination.

“So we are working with Tourism Fiji, the city councils, foreign affairs to ensure that investors from countries like Taiwan, China and other interested countries to come in.

“What we are trying to do with the Northern Council is establishing a platform in such a way that there will be relationships with some international cities.”

This, he said, was aimed  at luring more foreign investors into the country and making the North a favourable starting point for them.

Meanwhile, two Chinese municipal councils have signed “older-sister” relationship agreements with Lautoka and Suva.

The first is Guangdong who signed an agreement to be Suva City’s older sister and Jiangmen for Lautoka City.

“We’ve had a few expressions from countries to build sister relationships with councils in Fiji,” Mr Wycliffe said.

 

EDITED BY: IVAMERE NATARO

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