Auckland, December 12, 2019
Fiji is becoming a major attraction for investors from New Zealand, which Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum would encourage the government to offer incentives and support in varied forms.
Speaking at the Twelfth Annual Indian Newslink Indian Business Awards 2019 held on Monday, November 25, 2019 at SkyCity Convention Centre, he said that Fiji was ‘open for business,’ offering political stability, economic diversity, corruption-free regime, friendly policies and an educated and youthful population.
He was in New Zealand on a five-day official and working visit, during which he met scores of potential investors.
Extensive and abiding interest
“I have seen interest in commercial farming, motels, warehousing, logistics, call centre, IT sector and construction. We welcome all of them. Fiji is geographically close to New Zealand (about three hours by air) and we are keen to promote investments,” he said.
Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said that Fijians living in New Zealand can use their Fiji citizenship to their advantage and become investors.
“New Zealand in general will find Fiji a comfortable place for commercial engagement. There are many existing and emerging investment opportunities.
“The development of the Suva-Nausori Corridor, offers exciting prospects for New Zealand investors. The airport is being expanded to cater to wide-bodied aircraft. Airlines are utilising the simulator facility (one of just a dozen or so worldwide) in Nadi, not far from the International Airport,” he said.
Among the businesses and investors who met Mr Sayed-Khaiyum were current and past winners of our Business Awards.