NEWS | SPORTS

Council’s Work With Chamber And Tourism Body Impresses Minister

Minister for Local Government Premila Kumar commended the relationship between the Savusavu Town Council, its chamber of commerce and its tourism association. During her recent visit to Vanua Levu, Ms Kumar said she hadn’t seen such a relationship developed to the level of what it was now in Savusavu.
19 Apr 2022 14:40
Council’s Work With Chamber And Tourism Body Impresses Minister
From Left: Acting Local Government Permanent Secretary Shaheen Ali, Savusavu Town Council special administrator Ami Kohli, Turaga-ni-Yavusa Nakama Jovesa Logaivau, Minister for Local Government Premila Kumar, Savusavu Town Council Chief Executive Officer Seema Dutt and Council Special Administrator Doreen Robinson during the ground breaking ceremony of Savusavu Hot Spring project in Nakama, Savusavu on April 12, 2022. Photo: Shratika Naidu

Minister for Local Government Premila Kumar commended the relationship between the Savusavu Town Council, its chamber of commerce and its tourism association.

During her recent visit to Vanua Levu, Ms Kumar said she hadn’t seen such a relationship developed to the level of what it was now in Savusavu.

“Savusavu Town is the only town where I come across and seen the chamber of commerce and the tourism association working hand in hand with the town council,” Ms Kumar said.

 

“Such relationships are encouraged in other towns and cities.”

She said all projects of Savusavu Town Council would maintain the key concept of being eco-friendly and to be a Blue Town.

“I am encouraged by the commitment made by the council to improve livelihoods, aid economic recovery and achieve economic resilience,” she said.

 

“The Fijian Government has endorsed the Blue Town model as a pathway to economic prosperity and climate resilience.”

“Once established, this will provide a model for replication elsewhere in the Pacific region and beyond.”

“It looks to create economic opportunities and community resilience by diversifying economic activities, optimising nature-based solutions and developing public private partnerships to preserve and improve the environment.”
Feedback: shratikan@fijisun.com.fj



Fijisun Ad Space


Get updates from the Fiji Sun, handpicked and delivered to your inbox.


By entering your email address you're giving us permission to send you news and offers. You can opt-out at any time.


Subscribe-to-Newspaper