Australia invests further $8.8m in Fiji
November 1, 2014 2:02 am
The Australian government has announced a further $8.8 million over four years to support job creation and local business in Fiji.
This will be done through the Market Development Facility – the Australian Governments flagship programs for private sector development in Fiji.
Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop after witnessing an exhibition of MDF success stories said she was impressed by the business partnerships supported by the organization.
“Businesses in Fiji to use Australian aid money to help build their businesses, provide job opportunities and grow the Fijian economy and this is what friends do – we work together in partnership to ensure that Fijians will have the opportunity to embrace the unique qualities that you have as a country and Australia is pleased to be able to provide some of that capital to enable that to happen.”
The Market Development Facility was launched in Suva over 2 years ago and it now has three active countries – Fiji, Timor-Leste and Pakistan.