Development Brings Employment To Locals

The recent ground breaking of the 3rd Stage of the Wyndham Worldmark Resort on Denarau Island is an indication of the growth of the Tourism Industry in the country and the resulting employment opportunities which arise on the back of projects like this.

Construction is scheduled to begin next month and be completed by May 2013 by Pacific Building Solutions (PBS), one of Fiji’s leading construction companies who was recently awarded this turn-key project.

PBS has been a key player in pulling together this project which will bring about many benefits to Fiji, triggering positive economic results including employment and expenditure in local communities which in turn has a multiplying effect on various other sectors in Nadi.

‘We have been working very closely with the Wyndham team for a few months now, designing and planning the buildings, construction methodology and programme for this project’ said Michael Fairfax, Managing Director of PBS.

‘We have put in many hours and our team has worked tirelessly to get to this stage of the project. We are extremely pleased to be working with Wyndham Worldmark,” he said.

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Wyndham Asia Pacific, Barry Robinson said, “PBS was chosen because of their excellent track record of building high-quality resorts in the South Pacific”.

The construction project is expected to provide employment to more than 250 people with the hotel taking an additional 40 permanent staff once construction is complete. This is positive news for the people of Nadi who in recent times have felt the effects of the global financial crisis and tough economic times in all sectors including construction.

Spokes person for Tui Nadi, Taniela Vocevoce said “This Project brings good fortune and employment opportunities to Fiji and especially the people of Nadi.”

The new $50 million resort is said to be one of the largest construction jobs in Fiji will provide employment to labourers, carpenters, plumbers, electricians and joiners to name a few.

Michael Fairfax says “we look forward to setting a new benchmark for quality construction on Denarau, especially in relation to the high-end presidential villas.”

The project is expected to be completed in 18 months.

Fiji Sun, November 18, 2011

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