MINERAL resources in Fiji are expected to bring in millions of dollars in revenue.
Lands and Mineral Resources permanent secretary Tevita Boseiwaqa says government is focusing on tapping into these resources.
Mr Boseiwaqa said about four new mining licences were issued in the past three years with the promise of many more to be issued.
"Mineral resources are very promising in Fiji. We have given out a number of mining licences and we are optimistic they will rake in millions of dollars for the economy," he said.
"Apart from the gold- mine at Vatukoula, we have also issued a licence for Votua iron sand mining in Ba, bauxite at Nawailevu in Bua and manganese in the Sigatoka Valley.
"Also we have more potential sites with works underway before the issuance of the licences.
"These areas include iron sand mining in the Nasivi River in Vatukoula, then we have Mount Kasi, iron sand mining in the Sigatoka River and also at Bavu in Sigatoka.