Labasa poised for economic expansion: Ali – FBC News

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Permanent Trade Minister Shaheen Ali highlights Labasa’s potential to boost Fiji’s economic growth.

Speaking at the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Summit in Labasa, he emphasized the need for a strategic national development plan for sustainable progress.

In light of addressing labor shortages and skills shortages, Ali proposed decentralizing services and digitalizing business approvals.

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He also announced the launch of online approvals for business start-ups and building permits.

Ali emphasizes the importance of expanding tourism and attracting high-spending visitors.

The Secretary-General encourages companies to consider the North for business process outsourcing, supported by ICT subsidies.

Ali also urges Labasa-based companies to increase their continued efforts to create an enabling environment for all.