27 September, 2020, 5:04 am Central - 20°C Rain

Business Process Outsourcing Council launched today to create business opportunities and employment for Fijians

Business Process Outsourcing Council launched today to create business opportunities and employment for Fijians

By Rashika Kumar
Thursday 10/09/2020
The establishment of the council will benefit thousands of Fijians - Koya.

The Business Process Outsourcing Council has been launched today to position Fiji as a BPO hub of the region and create more employment opportunities for Fijians.

BPO organisations provide services for other organisations or businesses such as operating their customer service centres, doing accounting work for them and providing IT services.

The BPO Council Fiji is made up of organisations that include DHL, Vodafone, Investment Fiji, Packleader Pacific, BTR(Business Solutions, Tourism Fiji Limited Services, Resource Management) Fiji Ltd, ANZ Bank, RCL (Recoveries Corporation Group Limited) Services PTE Limited, Centrecom and Greymouse.

Minister for Commerce, Trade, Tourism and Transport, Faiyaz Koya says the establishment of the council will benefit thousands of Fijians.

He says one of Fiji's greatest strengths as a modern economy is the development of call centres and outsourcing because it uses our greatest resource which are the people. The Minister says Fiji is placed in a very strong position with excellent IT and telecommunications infrastructure and competitive wage and salary rates and Fiji also has an educated and accent neutral English-speaking workforce. He adds Fiji is also a cost-effective near-shore location and is in a convenient time zone area with respect to New Zealand and Australia. Koya says these enabling factors check key boxes that Australia and New Zealand, require.

He adds the Ministry is working with the private sector on establishing a Special Economic Zone in Navutu, Lautoka, which will primarily focus on creating opportunities in the BPO sector. The Australian government contributed $150,000 while the Fijian government contributed $50,000 for the establishment of the BPO council.

Stay tuned for the latest news on our radio stations

CFL radio frequencies
Pollution in Suva
Serious concerns raised as research shows microplastic in fish and other seafood sources in ...
4 days ago

RKS students stage protests against their principal
Akbar says they hope to resume classes at RKS on Monday but this will depend on the recommendations by the investigating ...
19 days ago

Fiji Airways In Depth
Fiji Airways extends the cancellation of scheduled international flights to September.Read the full coverage ...
33 days ago
Good things in Fiji were here long before 2006 - Prasad
National Federation Party Leader Professor Biman Prasad has reminded the current leaders of the country that Fiji’s history did not begin in 2006. ...
11 hours ago
SODELPA hopes to field more women candidates in 2022
SODELPA Leader Sitiveni Rabuka says SODELPA hopes to field more women candidates and help them to get into Parliament in 2022. He says while the ...
10 hours ago

SODELPA Management Board approves final selection process for Leader & Deputy Party Leader
The SODELPA Management Board has approved the final selection process for Party Leader and Deputy Party Leader after a meeting at Studio Six ...
10 hours ago

WHO warns two million deaths 'very likely' even with vaccine
The World Health Organisation has warned the global coronavirus death toll could hit two million before an effective vaccine is widely used. The ...
12 hours ago

Police White to face Tabadamu in Fiji Bitter Marist 7s final
Police White will face Tabadamu 1 in the final of the 44th Fiji Bitter Marist 7s at the ANZ Stadium tonight. Police White - the tournament’s ...
13 hours ago

Waqavonovono raises $1,700 for WOWS Kids Fiji through Shave It or Save It campaign
WOWS Kids Fiji Ambassador Pita Waqavonovono raised $1,700 as part of the Shave It or Save It campaign and handed over the money to WOWS Kids Fiji ...
13 hours ago