TAVUA'S economy will be boosted with the construction of a $3million four-storey complex by a businessman in remembrance of his late father.
Born and bred in Tavua, Nadi businessman Abul Haroon is keen to assist his hometown by improving its living standards.
Mr Haroon said he wanted to help the town by creating jobs and about 100 people are expected to be employed in his project.
"My dad was a big businessman in Tavua back in the old days and I want to build this shopping complex as a tribute to his success," he said.
"The two ground floors will be used for shops and supermarkets while the third floor will be for two cinema halls.
"The cinemas will be state-of-the-art and will be an attraction for the people of Tavua, Ba and Rakiraki."
Mr Haroon said Tavua would be a hot spot town in the future.
"Tavua is the town for the future and will be one of the hot spots people will want to go to. We have the goldmine, Fiji Water factory, the Yaqara projects and many other exciting projects coming up."
Work is scheduled to be completed by November next year.
Tavua and Ba special administrator Praveen Bala has welcomed the investment.
He said the council would work closely with the investors with their projects.