FHL likely contender for Govt Printery
Fijian Holdings Limited has come out as the lead applicant to buy Government Printery. The Attorney-General and Minister for Economy, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, yesterday confirmed this during the Fiji Business Forum at the Holiday Inn Suva. The fiftth annual business forum was organised by the Fiji Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Mr Sayed-Khaiyum stressed they hoped to seal the deal for the sale very soon and discussions were continuing. However, he said the deal could only be sealed if FHL was willing to invest in upgrading the infrastructure and technology of Government Printery.
“There is a lot of potential in printing and as it is, many of printing for banners is done offshore,” he said. Mr Sayed-Khaiyum mentioned that one of the top Australian companies was now outsourcing its printing to China.
“If we have a good offer, then they could come here. I would urge FHL to get very serious about it,” he said. Mr Sayed-Khaiyum emphasised at the moment, Government had to outsource printing for all its Budget books and materials because Government Printery did not have the capacity to print how and what was needed.
From left: Fiji Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FCCI) president Peter Mazey, vice-president Nur Bano Ali, Attorney-General and Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum and chamber vice-president Nouzab Fareed during a panel discussion at the Fiji Business Forum 2016 at the Holiday Inn in Suva yesterday.
Some of the participants at the Fiji Business Forum 2016 at the Holiday Inn in Suva yesterday.