By ANUSHIL KUMAR
Nadi Chamber of Commerce and Industries (NCCI) have come up with the idea of celebrating Chinese New Year later next month.Chamber president Dr Ram Raju ?said this will be celebrated by NCCI for the first time in Nadi on Saturday, February 21.
?I?m trying to put together a program shortly with the help of the Chinese Community and others.
?We?ll have our first business forum to coincide with this function focusing on Chinese Tourism, Trade and other opportunities.
Dr Raju said invitations will be sent to the key stakeholders while the new Chinese Ambassador to be the chief guest for the first ever celebration in the Jet Set Town.
Meanwhile, NCCI organised a boat cruise on Saturday, January 17, which was described as one of the best events setup by the Chamber.He said the members enjoyed and had a good social get-together to start off the New Year.
?We had groups of Hashers and Doctors from as far as Suva and New Zealand, and quite a good number of potential members,? said Dr Raju.
There were a record number of Ministers and MPs? including the Minister for Fisheries and Forests Osea Naiqamu, Minister for Health Jone Usamate, Minister for Youth and Sports Laisenia Tuitubou, Assistant Minister for Agriculture Joeli Cawaki, Deputy Speaker Ruveni Nadalo, Assistant Minister for Youth and Sports Iliesa Delana, Government Whip Semi Koroilavesau, Member of Parliament Samuela Vunivalu, Member of Parliament and Deputy Whip Sanjit Patel.
?I would like to thank Van Meds for their generous sponsorship,? he said.
Members are requesting for another similar boat cruise in the near future for which Dr Raju said can be planned at some stage with the help of some sponsors.