$10m to host ADB meeting

The Fiji delegation at the launch of the logo for the 52nd ADB annual meeting in Manila, Philippines. Picture: SUPPLIED

GOVERNMENT has set aside a $10 million budget to host the 52nd Asian Development Bank (ADB) meeting in Fiji come May next year.

In the 2018/2019 National Budget, the allocation under the Ministry of Civil Service will meet the costs for the hosting of the annual meet for the ADB board of governors.

The ministry has been charged with leading Fiji’s planning and hosting responsibilities of the ADB meet in Fiji.

The meet is expected to be the largest international gathering to be ever hosted on Fijian soil bringing in thousands of business and development-minded leaders from around the world to gather in Nadi.

This is also anticipated to put Fiji on the spotlight as a country of choice to invest in and do business and will showcase the nation’s capacity as a first-class destination for hosting not only tourists, but also large scale, logistically complex international conferences.

Fiji will be the first ever Pacific developing member country to host the ADB meet.

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