- News Feature : Enduring Colonisation: How France’s continuing control of French Polynesian resources violates the International law of self-determination [18/06/2019 - Fiji]
- News Feature : A ‘vuvale’ partnership for the Pacific islands? [18/06/2019 - Australia]
- Business News : Two foreign fishing vessels abandoned in Solomon Islands reef without any investigation [18/06/2019 - Solomon Islands]
- News : Fears Bougainville independence will open Pacific door for China [18/06/2019 - Papua New Guinea]
- News : Motion to remove PIDF allocation defeated in Fiji Parliament [18/06/2019 - Fiji]
- Sports News : World Rugby sets deadline for Nations Championship decision [18/06/2019 - Ireland]
- Sports News : Pacific Rugby Players Welfare fears strongly oppose World Rugby 'Nations cup' proposal [18/06/2019 - United Kingdom]
- Sports News : Fifita suspended for three games after NRL judiciary upholds dangerous contact grading [18/06/2019 - Australia]
- Sports News : Vanuatu Sports Minister Simeon announces Vt31 million athlete incentive [18/06/2019 - Vanuatu]
- News Feature : Over a million children in PNG to be vaccinated against measles- rubella and polio [18/06/2019 - Papua New Guinea]
- Business News : Fiji Airways awarded coverted skytrax 4- star ratings [18/06/2019 - Fiji]
- Business News : Samoa Agribusiness Support Project on the move [18/06/2019 - Samoa]
- Sponsored : Oceania National Olympic Committees (ONOC)
Fiji will spend $50 billion (US$25 billion) in the next 20 years to meet its ambitious National Development Plan.
Ministry of Economy’s Senior economic planning officer, Tui Sikivou, while making a submission to the Standing Committee on Natural Resources on Tuesday said that the broad 20-year target was to guide Fiji towards a prosperous, inclusive, sustainable, resilient and low carbon future.
He said that the Inclusive Socio- Economic Development includes the four-fold increase in GDP per capita.
“Government debt to be reduced to 35 percent of GDP. Reducing our unemployment rate to below 4 percent and reduce national poverty rate to 10 per cent by 2036,” he said.
Sikivou said the transformation strategic thrusts will look at how we can nurture new and emerging growth which can help us achieve our economic targets.
He said their aim was to “improve our transport and our digital infrastructure. How we take advantage of our young population and to continue to develop the skills of our working force,” Sikivou said.
“How do we embrace appropriate and new technology in order to improve our productivity and how do we build vibrant cities and towns and a stronger rural economy.”
On sustainability, Sikivou said Sustainable Management and Development of Forestry resource policies is to strengthen sustainable forest management, encourage private sector participation plantation development and support the growth of timber product development.
Some of the programmes he mentioned that will enable this were: “The programmes are reforestation of 5300 hectares of degraded forests by 2022, increase total forest area under long term conservation at least 5 percent per annum and monitor 50 permanent sample plots annually.”
SOURCE: FIJI SUN/PACNEWS
Pacific Islands News Association
Who & What is PINA?
International News Safety Institute (INSI)
Media Helping Media