12 Mar 2013

Overseas investors attracted to Fiji

3:30 pm on 12 March 2013

The head of investments at the Pacific Islands Trade and Invest Commission in New Zealand says he believes there is a lot of untapped potential for new business ventures in Fiji.

Manuel Valdez has been involved in organising a delegation of business people and investors to head to Fiji next week to explore trade and investment opportunities.

The mission comprises 12 established and successful business people based in New Zealand, with business links in the region as well as outside.

Mr Valdez says the political situation hasn't turned potential investors away and there's a real effort to increase investment in the country.

"Fiji is really promoting and encouraging a lot of business people not only from New Zealand but also from Australia and other countries to invest in other private enterprises in Fiji and I believe that there is still some untapped private organisations and industries that investors can delve into."

Manuel Valdez says through new investment Fiji stands to benefit from fresh money, the creation of jobs and improved technology.