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Japanese Delegation gets an insight of investment opportunities in Fiji

Date: 08 Nov, 2016
 A 16-member delegation from Oita City in Japan got a comprehensive idea of various investment opportunities that are on offer in the country.

The delegation is in the country for Rugby, Educational and Sports Exchange missions.

The city, with a population of close to half a million people is located on the island of Kyushu.

It is one of the host cities of 2019 Rugby World Cup hence the visit to Fiji was a timely one for the delegation.

The delegation met with the Chief Executive Officer of Fiji Rugby Union, Mr. John O’ Connor and has invited the Flying Fijians to select their city as the location of the pre-tournament camp.

Following their successful visit to the rugby house, the delegation met with Investment Fiji’s Investment and Finance Manager, Ms. Jacky Terry to explore investment opportunities in the country.

The discussions largely centered around potential investment ventures in agriculture especially rice farming, dairy production and fruit commodities along with various opportunities in manufacturing, tourism and energy sector.

The delegation was informed about the Fijian Government’s commitment to ongoing reforms and stable political environment that paves the way for economic growth.

From 2011 to 2015, there has been a total of 14 registered Japanese projects in the country, providing new job opportunities for some 35 Fijians.

Japanese investors during this period of time have shown huge interest in the Service sector pumping in more than 14 million dollars in 8 projects.

Other sectors of interest for Japanese investors have been Wholesale and Retail, Tourism, Manufacturing and Mining and Quarrying with significant investments into the Fijian economy.

The visiting delegation has also invited the local sector players on an information exchange tour to Oita City.

Photo Caption: Investment Fiji’s Investment and Finance Manager, Ms. Jacky Terry , (sitting row 2nd from left), with the delegation from Oita City in Japan.