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Koya Update Tells Of Agency Plans

In a bid to ensure potential local investors are not bogged down by inefficiency of various agencies, Investment Fiji will soon go online as
the one stop shop for all investors.

Tourism Minister Faiyaz Koya said this at the Society of Fiji Travel Associates annual general meeting held at the Tanoa International in Nadi.

One of the greatest complaints that Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama and Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum received during elections
campaigning was inefficiencies in departments such as Lands, iTaukei Lands Trust Board amongst many others.

It had been a determination for the Bainimarama-Government to streamline processes so that potential investors do not face unnecessary red tapes.

Mr Koya said with Investment Fiji’s role expanding, they were working towards achieving a more efficient system.

While Investment Fiji had traditionally dealt with overseas investors, Mr Koya said now those services will be offered to local potential
investors free.

Potential

Any potential local investor wishing to invest in Fiji will soon only need to go to Investment Fiji who will then liaise with institutes such as Fiji Revenue and Customs Authority, TLTB, lands department on behalf of the investors.

These services are traditionally known as tier one. However, Investment Fiji will also deal with other departments such as town and country planning, health amongst others and get the processes moving.

Mr Koya said he has already met with Local Government Minister Parveen Kumar on this issue.

He said their focus was to do away with inefficiencies which may turn away potential investors.

A very determined Mr Koya said they did not want inefficiency to be an excuse in any sectors across Government.

(Source: Fiji Sun)