The World Bank Group has taken an important step in significantly increasing its presence in the Pacific, by opening a new office in Suva today.
The office will serve as a ‘regional hub’ – for developing the institution’s work across the region.
In opening the new World Bank South Pacific office, Attorney-General and Minister for Economy – Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says, that Fiji is honored to host the World Bank’s new regional office in the capital, a location that is proving to be a natural ‘fit’, for organizations of all sizes that are looking to make an impact in our region.
The new regional hub will be integral to the World Bank Group’s delivery, of more than one billion Fijian dollars’ worth of projects, across six countries, namely – Fiji, Nauru, Kiribati, Samoa, Tonga and Tuvalu.
This will service a wide range of sectors including transport, aviation, information and communications, technology, education, disaster resilience, fisheries, health and education, among others.