Fiji's interim Government is on a fact finding mission in the north this week to decide on a new international port of entry.
The possibilities include Malau, Wairiki in Bua and Balaga Bay in Savusavu.
The Fiji Times reports the mission, headed by the acting deputy secretary of roads, Captain John Rounds, met with the Labasa Chamber of Commerce yesterday.
Mr Rounds refused to divulge further information, however, Chamber of Commerce president Ashok Karan said they were working on persuading the Government to give the industrial port at Malau that status.
They're expected to make further submissions containing statistical data on the importance of Malau.
Savusavu, a tourist town, is competing on the basis of tourism interests, that as an international port of entry it could boost tourism in the division.