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Promising future for mining sector

Sherita Sharma
Monday, December 03, 2012

INVESTMENT Fiji chief executive officer Ravuni Uluilakeba says the mining sector holds a lot of promise in the near future.

"Mining is one field we are working very closely in," he said.

"We are working very closely with the mining industry and Ministry of Mineral Resources."

Mr Uluilakeba said mining would be the one industry that he was sure would grow rapidly two years down the road.

"There is a lot of potential for mining in Fiji. There is Vatukoula which has been around for quite a long time, and some other mines almost at the brink of apart from exploration, and going into manufacturing and production," he said.

"Mining is one of the industries that employ a lot of workers. Look at Vatukoula, there are about 400 to 500 workers there alone."


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