August 14, 2016 7:24 am

11 companies receive grants under National Export Strategy

A total of eleven companies received government grants totalling $1.1million to boost their businesses under the National Export Strategy (NES). The Minister for Industry, Trade and Tourism, Hon. Faiyaz Koya officiated at this event and said the ministry is proud to have the NES enter its 10th year. KOYA: “The Fijian Government through this particular […]

A total of eleven companies received government grants totalling $1.1million to boost their businesses under the National Export Strategy (NES).

Minister for Industry, Trade and Tourism Hon. Faiyaz Koya with the 11 recipients who received government grants in Suva. (DEPTFO)
Minister for Industry, Trade and Tourism Hon. Faiyaz Koya with the 11 recipients who received government grants in Suva. (DEPTFO)

The Minister for Industry, Trade and Tourism, Hon. Faiyaz Koya officiated at this event and said the ministry is proud to have the NES enter its 10th year.

KOYA: “The Fijian Government through this particular program has successfully supported businesses to achieve their goal or venture into the international market.”

Minister Koya said 39 applications were received by the ministry which went through rigorous screening processes and assessment after which 11 companies were selected.

The 11 companies includes:

  1. Navunisareki Logging and Pruning Company
  2. Bhartis Enterprise Limited
  3. Island Tropical Forest Limited
  4. Scud Timber Fiji Limited
  5. Nelesh Kamal Company
  6. Taveuni Kava and Dalo Dealers
  7. Green Gold Kava Dealers
  8. Vaerua Fishing Company
  9. Flysha Fiji Limited
  10. J Hunter Pearls (Fiji) Limited
  11. Great North Fiji Limited

He added that NES has made a difference in terms of increasing exporter’s contribution to Fiji’s national growth and development.

KOYA: “The strategy was developed in 2006 to achieve sustainable economic growth through encouraging competitiveness, value addition and export diversification. A total of 13 sectors were identified under NES to improve export performance with six priority areas.”

These sectors include Agro-business, Forestry, Marine Products, Mineral Water, ICT and Audio-Visual.

KOYA: “The ministry will work in partnership with the recipients to increase the competitiveness of our Fijian Made Products and I encourage these companies to not only grow but diversify to add value to our precious raw material.”