The Fiji Trade Commissioner to Papua New Guinea, Navitalai Tuivuniwai will visit the Autonomous Region of Bougainville next week in a bid to strengthen trade and investment relations between the province and the people of Bougainville and Fiji.
The visit between 13 – 17 August will include meetings with key stakeholders including the provincial leaders, the business community and the local and district level representatives. The Fiji Trade Commission will also conduct trade and investment awareness sessions in Buka and Arawa.
“There are enormous opportunities for developing long term partnerships and investments between Fiji and Bougainville and we hope to build on these prospects as means of strengthening our people to people and business to business relations,” said Tuivuniwai.
“Our focus in Bougainville will be to scout potential areas of collaboration in key sectors such as tourism, agriculture, manufacturing and other professional services. We would also like to see more engagements with the small and medium enterprises in the region,” Tuivuniwai added.
The Fiji Trade Commission office is based in Port Moresby and exists to strengthen trade and investment between Fiji, PNG and the Melanesian countries.
The Investment Awareness Roadshow known as “Bula Wantok Investment Roadshow” is an awareness and informational workshop initiative undertaken by the Fiji Trade Commission office across the provinces of PNG, targeted at corporate and business representatives, investors and budding entrepreneurs and individuals who are looking at growing their business and/or investment aspirations in Fiji.