A total of 1399 new building applications has been received by municipal councils for the year to date, valued at $200.22 million.
And according to Assistance Minister for Local Government, Lorna Eden, her ministry is strongly encouraging an increasing number of Private Public Partnerships (PPP) through all municipal councils.
“During the municipal forum held in August, it was noted that the level of investment confidence in townships and cities is high and Government’s Infrastructure Investment Program is witnessing the desired outcomes in terms of driving investor confidence,” she said.
Comparative analysis note that Nadi recorded the highest level of economic activity and growth with a 15 percent increase, followed by Nausori at 12 percent.
Mrs Eden added that all municipal councils had been tasked with a PPP approach, with the business model now added as a KPI.
“This measure is targeted to attract fresh investments and install Fiji as a robust economy. Over the last year the municipal authorities have established suitable frameworks to be followed for the purpose of processing and assessing.”
She said correctional measures, best practise support and reviews would be engaged with all councils to put them on track towards targeted growth and service delivery.