THE Suva City Council has issued over 400 business licenses since January.
This was revealed by the special administrator, Chandu Umaria yesterday.
"Suva has become an ideal place for investment with lots of investors coming on board to experience Suva's pristine beauty," Mr Umaria said.
This he said was the biggest achievement since 2010.
He said last year the council issued an average of 20 to 30 licences on a monthly basis, however, the figure had doubled since the beginning of the year.
Although, Mr Umaria did not specify on the type of business licence issued he said it covered all areas of trade in the capital.
He said Suva attracted many tourists who enjoyed the warm hospitality and the diverse culture it offered.
However, he said despite all these developments, the council continued to face difficulties that pose problems.
"This includes collecting of rate arrears which amounts to more than $19million and the implementation of the Litter Decree," Mr Umaria added.
He said while some people were cautious with their actions, some did not realise the impact they posed to the environment when they did not put their rubbish in the right place.