Trade and Investment has always been an important factor in the bilateral relationship between Fiji and China.
This was highlighted by Minister for Industry, Trade, Tourism, Local Government, Housing and Community Development, Premila Kumar during the China (Guangzhou)-Fiji Business Seminar at GPH last night.
“Fiji’s relationship with Guandong Province is to be applauded as Fiji has benefited and continues to benefit from a number of key investments and development assistance over recent years,” she said.
“Suva City Council Civic Centre has recently been upgraded by the Guandong Province ensuring its enhancement as a high-class venue for significant cultural, civic and business events.”
Minister Kumar said over the next few years, future projects planned by Guandong Province include the construction of Valelevu Stadium in partnership with Nasinu Town Council.
“Guangzhou is the most populous city of the Province of Guandong and is Sister City to Fiji’s capital – Suva. Both cities are known for their great beauty.”
“Suva is a major port for Fiji and an emerging economic hub in the region. Guangzhou has been a pioneer for the economic development of China and Suva is open to the lessons learned. This is why we encourage our Sister City relationships.”
Minister Kumar also said that she was encouraged by the strengthening of relationships between Guangzhou and Suva City.
“We are looking at possible cooperation and assistance on the prospects of improving urban infrastructure as we develop our open spaces, sporting facilities and improvements for micro business infrastructure.”