FHL likely con­tender for Govt Prin­tery

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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.

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