2019/2020 National Budget: Incentives for businesses to clean up Fiji roads

IN a bid to increase private sector participation in environment responsibility, Government will incentivise businesses and organisations to adopt stretches of highway, says Attorney General and Economy Minister Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum.

While delivering theFiji’s 2019-2020 national budget in Parliament this evening, he said it was incumbent on businesses to play their part in preserving our natural environment.

“Basically, when any organisation commits to covering the costs of maintaining the cleanliness of a stretch of road and indeed planting trees etcetera, in line with FRA standards, they will be given recognition in the form of signage along the roadsides,” Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said.

“It is a system you see in highways across the USA, Canada and other major economies where consumers are already rewarding  businesses for making a contribution in cleaning up the roads.”

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