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Room for investment

Shayal Devi
Thursday, April 10, 2014

NATWARLAL Parmar has lived in Ba since 1958 after arriving in Fiji from India.

The 82-year-old is one of the oldest businessmen in the town and is the founder of retail chain Meenoos,

Mr Parmar, who is looking forward to celebrating the town's 75th anniversary tomorrow, shares how he has seen the number of businesses grow since his arrival.

"When I first arrived in Ba, I started from scratch and started a retail store," he said.

"At that time, all the shops were basically made from tin and wood. We also had major fires breaking out in some of these stores.

"After the fires, newer buildings were constructed and we have seen a drastic change in the business scene."

Mr Parmar said there was still room for more investment in the town which should be something younger businessmen should consider.

"When we started out business in Ba we faced a lot of challenges but we saw that production slowly increased and we started making progress. The Meenoos outlets started in Ba and now they are present in all major parts of Fiji. We are proud to be a part of Ba's business scene."








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