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Fiji Working Towards Economic Growth, Prosperity

Fiji Government working towards economic growth and prosperity - PM

Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama said the Interim Government is determined to move the economy to a path of economic growth and prosperity.

Giving his remarks at the Bank of Baroda"s Centennial Celebrations on Saturday night, Commodore Bainimarama said government is working to ensure that investment incentives are regularly reviewed so that its intended objectives are met through quality and sustainable long term investment returns to the country.

"Currently, the Interim Government is putting a lot of emphasis on rural development, particularly through improving infrastructure and transportation for people living in these areas and outer islands, better utilisation of land and revitalisation of agriculture," he said.

"Under our "Look North Policy", special emphasis is being placed on implementing various programmes of assistance to create opportunities and uplift the standard of living for people in Vanua Levu and the surrounding areas.

Commodore Bainimarama said government will continue with its sugar restructure programme to modernise and improve productivity in the sugar industry.

"We will also continue to support the tourism industry and place special emphasis in realising the full potential of forestry, fisheries and the copra industries," he said.

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