6 Aug 2012

Work to start on Fiji casino

6:34 am on 6 August 2012

Work on Fiji's first casino will begin this month as investors meet to give contracts to local companies in Denarau this week.

FBC News reports One Hundred Sands, the company behind the project, has managed to raise about 220 million US dollars for construction.

The company's managing director, Larry Claunch, says overseas investors are often given misconceptions about Fiji's investment potential by local private sectors.

Five hundred locals will be employed during the construction and around 600 to 850 will be employed at the casino.

The new casino is expected to begin operation from September next year.