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Private sector involvement vital for forum

Repeka Nasiko
Monday, June 23, 2014

PRIVATE sector involvement in the Pacific Islands Development Forum is crucial, says Fiji Commerce and Employers Federation chief executive officer Nesbitt Hazelman.

"We are known by governments as the engine of growth and what the PIDF does is it provides in us a social responsibility in the way we do business," he said.

"We find ways on how can we do business that is not only environmentally friendly but also one that is economical.

"We are here to basically provide the necessary inputs from the private sector to ensure that we look after the environment to proceed on a Green Growth path while at the same time we don't forget the essence of business."

PIDF chairman Rear Admiral (Ret) Voreqe Bainimarama acknowledged the role that private sectors played in sustainable growth.

"For the first time, we have brought into the room those most affected by government decisions — the grassroots through their representatives in civil society and business," he said.





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