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Don’t Believe Negativity, Says A-G As He Opens Big Motorex Complex

“By offering multiple citizenships, it has allowed people like Mr Basant Raj Banfal, owner of Nadi’s newest complex, to come back to Fiji and share his skill set and wealth and share it amongst us,” Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said.
16 Feb 2020 13:59
Don’t Believe Negativity, Says A-G  As He Opens Big Motorex Complex
From left; Motorex Business Centre director Basant Banfal, Attorney-General and Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum and Romit Banfal at the opening of the Motorex Business Centre on Nadi Back Road. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

Attorney-General and Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum said investment in Fiji, like the new Motorex Business Centre, was a sign of investors’ confidence in Fiji’s economy.

The remarks were made last night by Mr Sayed-Khaiyum while opening the $6 million complex along the Nadi Back Road.He asked the public not to listen to people spreading rumours about Fiji’s economy.

Investment like this was a sign of confidence in the country’s economy.

“By offering multiple citizenships, it has allowed people like Mr Basant Raj Banfal, owner of Nadi’s newest complex, to come back to Fiji and share his skill set and wealth and share it amongst us,” Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said.

“We are encouraging more of this.

“There are some people spreading a lot of negativity about the economy, so please do not be persuaded by that.

“This is a sign that business people like Mr Banfal are actually feeling confident about the Fiji economy.”

Nadi development

He said developments taking place in Nadi and the outskirts were signs of people recognising that opportunities existed.

He said Nadi would soon see a major programme involving the rehabilitation of the Nadi River, a project that involved different partners that would cost around $400 million.

“All of us Fijians should have an open mind to new ideas and adopting new ways of doing this.

“Twenty years ago not many people would think of eating out.

“The Government is here to create that confidence of investment,” Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said.

Raj Banfal hailed the Government for helping him invest in what he believed in.

The 59-year-old, of Malolo in Nadi, also celebrated the launch of the third shopping mall he invested in since returning from New Zealand.

First mall

His first mall was Car City, a complex at Navo outside Nadi which contains 24 outlets.

The second project was a shopping centre that contained 12 retail outlets at Votualevu.

“It was through this Government’s initiative that I decided to  return to Fiji to invest,” he said.

The Motorex complex sits on two acres or around 4000 square metres of land parallel to the highway.

The complex consists of three buildings, the first  a Total Service Station with a Land Transport Authority inspection office.

The second building has eight warehouses, each with an area ranging from 150 square metres to 250 square metres.

The third building has 30 outlets featuring Nadi businesses such as Tata’s Restaurant, The Daily Shop and Summer Trading.

“This would not have been possible if it was not for the Government offering dual citizenship,” Mr Banfal said.

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