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ADB Multi-Agency Co-ordination Center Based At Denarau Marina

This annual meeting from May 1 to 5 is hailed as the stepping stone for Fiji to host more large confer­ences and also a chance to show­case Fiji to a big and influential audience around the world through live streaming.
24 Apr 2019 18:26
ADB Multi-Agency Co-ordination Center Based At Denarau Marina
A map of the Multi-agency Co-ordination Center during the Asian Development Bank Board annual meeting of Governors.

A Multi-agency Co-ordina­tion Center (MACC) for Fiji Police, traffic, medical, fire departments will be based at Port Denarau Marina for next week’s 52nd Annual Meeting of the Asian Development Bank Board of Gov­ernors, in Nadi, Fiji.

This is so for close co-ordination between various agencies.

This annual meeting from May 1 to 5 is hailed as the stepping stone for Fiji to host more large confer­ences and also a chance to show­case Fiji to a big and influential audience around the world through live streaming.

The Sheraton and Westin have been entirely bought out and are for exclusive use for the annual meeting.

Assistant Commissioner of Po­lice (ACP) and the Chief Opera­tions Officer Maretino Qiolevu said police will provide static and mobile security in meeting and ac­commodation venues.

He said the role of the Police will to closely monitor movements of Very Important Persons (VIPs), close monitoring of the meeting proper, manning of CCTV cameras, provide updates to the MACC and liaison with other Units.

Police will also conduct back­ground screening for all 450 local conference personnel.

ACP Qiolevu said Police will be deployed in key areas with quick reaction team.

In a nut shell, Fiji has low security risk assessment compared to previ­ous meeting locations.

The security operations would in­clude maritime surveillance with a team of divers providing security in the surrounding waters of De­narau.

Port Denarau chief executive of­ficer Cynthia Rasch said they have been meeting with the Fiji Police Force for the last three weeks and have special arrangements being put in place.

“We actually have been assisting in terms of security, with the Police team’s base out of the yacht club,” Ms Rasch said.

“We are assisting them in terms of setting up and organising divers and boat slipways.

“There are about 3000 delegates coming in so they need better secu­rity surveillance.

“We have had very successful meetings with the security teams and the emergency medical team and are working very closely with them.”

Last year, ADB financed two sen­ior Police officers, ACP and the Chief Operations Officer Qiole­vu and Director Operations and Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Abdul Khan to attend the Manila Annual Meeting.

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