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From Sweet Angel Taxi Base To Apartment Complex

Mr Rahim who first started his taxi business in Raiwaqa in 1995, has now also ventured into property development.
06 Nov 2019 11:56
From Sweet Angel Taxi Base To Apartment Complex
Managing Director of Sweet Angel Taxis Ltd, Mohammed Rahim in front of his Sweet Angel Apartment complex in Raiwaqa, Suva. Photo: Laiseana Nasiga

Expanding from his current business forte was always the plan for Sweet Angel Taxis Ltd managing director Mohammed Rahim.

Mr Rahim who first started his taxi business in Raiwaqa in 1995, has now also ventured into property development.

This after he made his dream come true by constructing the Sweet Angel Apartment within the same vicinity as the taxi base.

Sweet Angel Apartment

Mr Rahim invested $11 million into constructing the Sweet Angel Apartment.

The four storey apartment complex with three flats on each storey, contractor, Fariza Holdings is working hard to complete it by December. The flats will have two bedrooms each and will be fully furnished.

The location is strategic because it is a walking distance to the Garden City, University of the South Pacific (USP), Damodar City, the aquatic centre and many more recreational locations. The target market are USP students, lecturers and professors.

Sweet Angel Taxis Ltd

Meanwhile, running a business was always part of the family so it didn’t come as a surprise to Mr Rahim.

Sweet Angel Taxis Ltd is based at Raiwaqa and provides a 24/7 taxi service.

Mr Rahim, a 55-year-old, originally from Nadi  started off by washing and polishing cars for Budget Rental Cars.

It was after the 1987 coup, that he started driving for a bus company called Alkalin Khan.

From this, he then bought his first car in 1993.

“When I started the business, I had only one car and slowly grew from there to having two to three cars.”

Today he has 15 cars.

The taxi base he said has a manager who looks after the base and manages the calls.

His key advice to anyone planning to start a business is to have some knowledge of running a business so that everything can run smoothly

Feedback: laiseana.nasiga@fijisun.com.fj

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