Nadi City

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Ron­nie Chang, Nadi

The procla­ma­tion (or dec­la­ra­tion) of the town­ship of the Jet­set Town of Nadi to full city sta­tus is about one whole year away. Here are a few point­ers, from a lay­man’s viewpoint. Could this his­tor­i­cal oc­ca­sion be made to co­in­cide with the week-long Bula fes­tiv­i­ties for 2017?

Whilst we thank all the or­gan­is­ers of yesteryears’ fes­ti­vals, it is very timely to in­clude all the stal­warts and top-guns of our tourism in­dus­try in­clu­sive of all the brains-trust in the “tourism cap­i­tal of Fiji, De­na­rau”.

All re­sort chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cers, sales and mar­ket­ing iden­ti­ties, trades peo­ple, ex­ec­u­tive chefs, hor­ti­cul­tur­ists, en­ter­tain­ment gu­rus etc should also be in­cluded.

It would also be proper and fit­ting to in­clude Fiji Tourism, our very own in­bound tourist op­er­a­tors.

All the above are to be in­vited to im­me­di­ately form plan­ning com­mit­tee tasked to host this mile-stone event of a life-time. It can be re­spect­fully ac­knowl­edged that our Bula Fes­ti­val has some­what been too much of that “same old, same old” glory of yesteryears.

Here’s food for thought, shared re­spect­fully and to­tally, free-of-charge. Some gen­er­ous spon­sors might be en­cour­aged to “come for­ward” and con­trib­ute their wares char­i­ta­bly. Part of pro­ceeds should go to up­grad­ing fa­cil­i­ties at our poorly de­signed Nadi Hospi­tal to ex­pected lev­els to cater for our vis­i­tors from “over the seas” un­der strict and pro­fes­sional su­per­vi­sion plus our school for the less for­tu­nate - lo­cated right next door.

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