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Budget 2021-22

Ministry of Communications gets increased budget

July 18, 2021 12:25 pm
Minister for Economy, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum. [File Photo]

The government has allocated the Ministry of Communications increased funding of $54.6 million.

$15.5m is directed to Walesi out of which $4.5m are going towards the FM project which will provide robust and reliable communications services nationwide.

In his national budget address Minister for Economy, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says Walesi has changed the game for mobile accessibility in Fiji, putting news and entertainment television in the palms and pockets of Fijians everywhere in the country and the quality and reach of its services should continue to keep Fiji apace with the rest of the world.

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The government is also providing $4.7m to DigitalFiji to continue with the digitalization of Government services.

$6.7 million is allocated for the Online Business and Construction Licensing System.

An additional $2.9m is provided to strengthen the storage and server capacity of Government ITC services.

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