Fiji continues to be fully open for business: PM
November 17, 2019 7:35 am
It is important that Fijians fight any perception that the country is nothing less than fully open for business says, Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama.
Speaking during the Prime Minister’s International Business Awards last night in Nadi, Bainimarama says the government is fully committed to helping continue the current momentum in the years ahead.
However, he stresses that it should not be seen as a political move.
“It’s not about being “pro-worker” or “pro-business”, pretending that we can’t be both simultaneously. It’s about being pro-Fiji, and it’s about being pro-growth. So from creating incentives to tax reforms that are working to cultivate your businesses, to our work with development partners to break down barriers and restrictive trade policies.”
Bainimarama also says that no matter the size of the company, every dollar invested by is for the future of Fiji.
“And your vote of confidence in our country’s political and economic stability has been contagious for the international community, as we’ve seen steady rises in foreign direct investment from markets like Australia, China, New Zealand, and PNG. And we’re seeing Fijian-made exports on the rise.”
The Prime Minister adds that the government is also taking bold action to uplift the business sector and work closely with its partners to improve the ease of doing business ranking with the World Bank.