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Nasik Swami
Friday, November 23, 2012

Fulfil promises

NOTHING is more important than to fulfil promises to deliver basic services to all Fijians, says Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama. Commodore Bainimarama said given the current resources the government couldn't pretend to provide all the services that it would like to. "But this does not mean that we can't be smarter and make more of the limited resources we have. We need to stretch our dollar further. And in this budget, we have," he said.

Place to invest

Government has allocated $1.2million to Investment Fiji to assist in marketing Fiji as a place to invest. Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama said the government also removed the $250,000 minimum investment requirement for foreign investors. "This has acted as a restriction on investment opportunities and the change will open up further avenues to attract capital," Commodore Bainimarama said.

Film Fiji fund

With more interest shown in Fiji as a film destination and more films being shot by Bollywood companies, Film Fiji has been allocated $100,000. Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama said the additional funding was to improve the new important film market.

Youth support

The government will continue to support the National Youth Band in 2013. This was announced by Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama yesterday. In addition, $220,000 has been allocated to upgrade the Naleba, Naqere, and Sigatoka Youth Training Centres.


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