Koya calls for more investment from Japan
November 30, 2015 10:19 pm
Trade between Japan and Fiji has seen positive growth from 2010 to 2014.
It grew from $200 million to $262 million – an increase of around 30 percent.
Speaking at the launch of the 2015 Trade and Investment Mission Minister for Trade Faiyaz Koya investment between Fiji and Japan needs more attention.
“Unfortunately and sadly Japanese Investment in Fiji has been lagging behind where we want it to grow and recent trends have indicated that Japanese investment in our country is declining. In 2014 only one Japanese investor registered as a foreign investor valued at about $250,000.”
Koya says over the past five years only eight projects have been registered with Investment Fiji – well behind other countries.
He hopes that this mission will be the first of many to come.