CAPTION:?ANZ CEO Fiji and the Pacific, Vishnu Mohan hands over the $20,000 cheque for the ISO meeting to PSPMO, Pio Tikoduadua today. Photo: MINFO.
The International Sugar Organisation Conference today received a financial boost of $20,000 from the Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited (ANZ) Fiji for the 43rd ISO Council Session.
Permanent Secretary in the Prime Minister?s Office, Pio Tikoduadua while accepting the cheque from ANZ CEO Fiji and the Pacific, Vishnu Mohan said that government was grateful to the bank for its assistance in the sugar industry which is one of the critical areas of national development.
?The government and the nation is appreciative of the ANZ?s bank efforts in assisting us with growing the sugar industry,? Tikoduadua said.
Mr Mohan said that the ANZ was priviledged and honoured for the opportunity to assist government with the prestigious ISO meeting which will be opened tomorrow by the Chairman of the International Sugar Council, Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama.
Highlighting other assistance rendered to the sugar industry, Mr Mohan added that the ANZ will continue to support the sugar industry as agriculture was one of its key focus areas of activity.
?We will continue to help the industry move forward,? Mohan said.
Tomorrow?s opening starts the official beginning of the week-long meeting which will see more than 100 delegates from around the world look at ways of promoting sugar exports and sugar prices especially for developing states.