1 Feb 2005

Tourism investors to be courted in Fiji

8:23 am on 1 February 2005

Investors from around the world will be asked to consider funding for a number of innovative tourism projects around the South Pacific at an Investment Mart in Fiji this week.

These proposals and about 100 others with a total value of nearly 200-million US dollars will be put before potential investors during the four-day Investment and Partnership Conference to be held in Nadi from today.

Business concepts seeking investor support are include a herbal village in Fiji, a tissue factory in Solomon Islands and a tree-house eco-resort in Papua New Guinea.

Proposals deemed to have sound development potential could receive additional assistance from the European Union's ProInvest Programme, which is funding the conference.