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Tappoos expands local business

October 12, 2014 2:37 am

The Tappoo’s Group is about to open a new multi-million dollar ice cream factory for a brand that it has until now, imported into Fiji.

Company Direcotor Kanti Tappoo confirms the manufacturing will be done locally for the first time and add to Fiji’s export base.

The Tappoo’s Group also plans to expand its existing businesses around Fiji.

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“We are a local investor. Over the last few years, we’ve been on a massive expansion path and that is going to continue. People like us we’re always looking at the long term. With the democratic elections, I believe there’s going to be a lot of foreign investment and I believe the country is just going to take off.”

Kanti Tappoo has agreed with the general sentiment that Fiji’s economy is growing rapidly with more interest from local and foreign businesses.

However, he also feels there needs to be more improvement in government approvals and procedures so that investments can be fast-tracked.

“The problem has been that there is a vision on top unfortunately its not filtering down. For most of the businesses here, we’re not asking for favours. All we need is ifficiency so that we can move on and carry on with our projects. Most of the time it’s just clearances and removing the bottle neck. I’m sure the government is going to look at this.”

The Tappoo’s Group is currently building a Tappoo City Complex in Lautoka.

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