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PNG minister provides Fiji with invesment ideas

The Government of Papua New Guinea has opened its investment doors to Fiji.

This message was relayed at the opening of the Fijian Trade and Investment Mission at the Gateway Hotel, Port Moresby, yesterday by Minister for Trade, Commerce and Industry, Richard Maru.

He said that Papua New Guinea’s most promising long term opportunities for Fiji investors are in the manufacturing and service industries as well as agriculture, textile and garment industries.

“Tourism and hospitality is also our special focus,” Mr Maru said.

Papua New Guinea, he added, badly needed dairy farming.
“If any of you want to come to set up a dairy arm in PNG, you are welcome,” he said.

He said that it is time that Papua New Guinea and Fiji stop relying on Australia and New Zealand.
“Their days are gone and we have to be now on the driver’s seat,” he said.

Mr Maru said: “As your Prime Minister said yesterday PNG is about to take off and for those who do not come and take advantage of many exciting and emerging business opportunities will miss out because PNG is fast becoming known worldwide exciting investment destination.”

(Source: Fiji Sun)