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ADB’s new Vice-President sees massive potential in Fijian brand

May 6, 2019 7:37 am
Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum and ADB’s Vice-President Ahmed Saeed meet in Denarau, Nadi Source: DINFO

The Attorney General and the Asian Development Bank’s new Vice President met and discussed a wide range of issues yesterday.

Vice-President Ahmed Saeed congratulated the Fijian government for the successful hosting of the 52nd ADB Annual Meeting.

He reaffirmed ADB’s support in both Fiji and the Pacific region as a whole as outlined in the new country partnership strategy.

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He also acknowledged Fiji’s remarkable economic progress and leadership on key global issues.

Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum and the ADB’s Vice-President discussed Fiji’s huge untapped economic potential.

These are especially in the integral value of the Fijian brand, the prospect of leveraging that brand for innovative new projects like retirement villages, ICT enabled activities, renewable energy, and the development of the domestic bond market.

The Vice President also noted the ADB is very keen to engage with the private sector to discuss and explore these opportunities.

Discussions also centered on the diversion of the Nadi river rehabilitation project – an important government initiative announced in the last National Budget.

The AG highlighted that a number of other multilateral institutions are also interested in co-financing this project.

 

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