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ICT considered a sector for investment growth

February 14, 2020 4:40 pm
Trade Minister Premila Kumar at the Pacific Trading Nations discussion in USP.

Fiji is initiating its digital revolution and work is underway to ensure the investor dollars follow accordingly.

Trade Minister Premila Kumar says ensuring businesses are easy to set up and conduct is part of the push towards the establishment of a digital platform.

“We want to go digital for various services. You have seen for yourself that we’ve got the Biz Portal to assist private sector and anything related to businesses. They can start a business by going to Biz Portal and getting all the information from there and also related to a construction permit, again that’s the site.”

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And with investor dollars a significant contributor to economic growth, Kumar says they want to ensure there is a specific type of investment that matches Fiji’s long term agenda.

“We’re looking at how we can attract more foreign investors in that area, or even incentivizing the local investors to go into the ICT area so for us that’s one big area that we’re targeting at this stage.”

The Minister made the comments as part of a high level panel discussion on Pacific Trading Nations, from surviving to thriving which was held this week at the University of the South Pacific.

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