By MARGARET NAQIRI
Government is keen on further developing areas around Denarau Island – Fiji’s hottest tourism destination with eight hotels / resorts and heaps of integrated tourism operations.
In an advertisement in one of the dailies, Director of Lands & Survey, M. Tagicakibau has called for expressions of interest to develop state ‘tiri’ (mangrove) land at South East of Denarau.
The state tiri land is approximately nine hectares and is adjacent to the Denarau Island.
“Interested parties, organizations, business entrepreneurs, and individuals, with proven development records and financial capability are invited to undertake the development. All types of development are permitted except industrial.The foreshore can be inspected with the assistance of the Ministry of Lands and Mineral Resources representative,” the advertisement states.
“The development to be undertaken in a concept plan are to include and show beach front reserves, open spaces for active and passive recreation activities, residential areas, commercial and shopping centers, roads and public accesses, resorts, hotels and motels, sea sports activities, over-water commercial or residential facilities, marinas and berthing facilities, sports complex and greens, etc.”
According to the advertisement, a five year development plan will be issued as the first phase of the leasing process and later followed by a 99 year term when the conditions of the development lease are fully met at the five years period.
All interested parties are required to make their submissions by February 15, 2013 and people can contact the director of lands for further information on email:- firstname.lastname@example.org