sex hikayeleri interior desing escort fethiye escort denizli porno hikaye kredi kartı borç sorgulama sitesi yayında ziraatbank borç sorgulama
November 08, 2013 09:59:34 AM
  Follow @ Twitter

Fiji’s Prime Minister and Finance Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama is currently delivering the 2014 National Budget address in Suva.

As earlier predicted, Education has received the highest allocation - The education sector received $541.5m which is 19% of the total budget.

Live Blog


Minimum age for persons who can buy tobacco will be increased from 17 to 18 years.


- Fiscal duty on adult diapers will be reduced to 0%
- Excise duty on tobacco and alcohol will be increased by 10%


- Airport departure tax will be increased from $150 to $200. This includes $10 environment levy.
- Duty on food supplements will be reduced from 32% to 0%
- Fiscal duty on all agricultural equipment will be reduced to 0%


Tavua-Korovou corridor will be declared a tax free zone for all commercial activities


All businesses that apply to be listed under the SPSE will pay a reduced corporate tax rate of 10%. The previous tax rate was 18.5%


Payrise announced for all civil servants:
- 23% pay rise for those earning less than $15,400
- 18% pay rise for those earning between $15,400-$20,600
- 12% pay rise for those earning between $20,600-$26,700
- 10% pay rise for those earning between $26,700-$34,200
- 8% pay rise for those earning between $34,200-$46,200
- 10% pay rise for special police constables
- A total of $92m for the increase in pay of civil servants


- $20.1m allocation to government's ITC department.
- $250,000 for Government's Data Centre
- $600,000 for government service centres


$1.5m allocated for the set up of the Pacific Islands Development Forum in Suva.


- $39.9m allocated to peacekeeping duties.
- $1m is provided to the Fiji Voluntary Scheme


National Sports Commission receives $1m


$2.5m allocated for two new fire stations in Korovou and Korolevu


- $2m allocated to include overseas coaches to enhance Fiji athletes and sporting federations.
- $200,000 for sports scholarships
- $2m provided for rural integrated sporting facilities


- 25 additional positions in Fisheries department
- $296,000 allocated for MSG trade show
- $460,000 for the appointment of Fiji's new trade commissioner to boost trade in MSG
- $1m allocated for heritage and cultural development


- 1m allocated to dairy development programme
- $3.3m capital grant to Bio-Security Authority of Fiji


Duty rate of 5% removed from all agricultural machinery.


- $8.4m for sugar development programme.
- $2m allocated for upgrading of cane access roads
- $1m subsidy provided to non sugar farmers.


$3.6m allocated  for PGA tournament in Fiji next year.


Tourism Fiji will once again receive $23.5m


- $854,000 allocated to modernise markets around the country.
- $210,000 grant for Levuka Town Council
- $1.5m for streetlights and foot-path development in Suva-Nausori corridor
- $600,000 allocated for development of roads in Kadavu.


- $8.6m allocated to FICAC
- $300,000 allocated to Media Industry Development Authority (MIDA)


$4.4m allocation to Legal Aid Commission


Extra 34 positions to be created in Immigration Department


- $111.7m for Fiji Police, an increase of $19.5m
- $2.3m for renovation of police stations
- $200,000 for Yellow Ribbon Project


$250,000 to 18 labour officers to conduct minimum wage rate survey.


$2.5m allocated for back-dated payments for women in civil service.


- $22m for social welfare schemes
- $3m allocated for social pension to those over 70 years.
- $4.5m for children and pregnant mothers


- $9m for new two vessels to service maritime areas.
- $7m for a new craft to carry cargo and passengers to martitime areas.


$454.7m allocated to Fiji Roads Authority for road works.


 $10m for rural electrification programme.


- Allocation to Water Authority in 2014 will be $129.6m, which is an increase of $32m from 2013.
- $8m allocated for waste water management projects
- $80,000 allocated for purchase of water tanks for primary schools.
- $4m set aside for rural water supply and sanitation.
- $2.6m for drilling water wells in rural communities.


- $1m allocated for social housing policy.
- $10m allocated for a new housing project to benefit married couples.
- $5m allocated for various squatter projects in 2014.
- $510,000 for upgrading of squatter settlements in urban areas.
- $1m for upgrading of i-Taukei land around the country.
- $1.5m will provided to Public Rental Board for the construction of flats in Kalabu.


- $4.9m has been allocated for extension and refurbishment of operation theatres at the CWMH
- $3m has been allocated to improve maternity services
- $2m set aside for a new hospital in Nausori
- $3m allocated for urban hospitals
- $12m allocated for labs and medication


$500,000 allocated for agricultural scholarships


An allocation of $20m has been set aside for the bus fare scheme for students


4 new secondary schools will be built in 2014


Race based scholarships will be removed in 2014


Tertiary Institution Loan Scheme announced. $30m has been allocated for about 600 tertiary education scholarships.


- The education sector gets $541.5m which is 19% of the total budget
- Education as expected takes the largest share of the budget


$15 million has been allocated for elections in 2014


A new HFC operated commercial bank will enter the market in 2014


Government reforms will continue in 2014


Inflation to fall by 3% by year end


Government revenue for 2014 is projected to be $2.7bn while Government expenditure is projected at $2.8bn


With the vision for a smarter Fiji, the government will invest immensely in education, health and poverty alleviation areas.


Fiji's economy is projected to grow by 3.6% in 2013 ahead of the average global growth rate of 2.9%


Fiji's 2014 National Budget will be announced shortly by the Prime Minister and the Minister of Finance, Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama.

Football Live

19,000 benefit from welfare schemes
Budget delivers education revolution: PM

Post a Comment
Bookmark and Share


Posted Comments
No comments, but you can post the first comment!

Are you happy with the 2016 Budget?

Poll Results: Current | Previous

Are you happy with the 2016 Budget?

More Polls
Press Esc to close this window
BURGER KING enters Fiji marketWorld’s fastest growing quick service restaurant chain, BURGER KING has opened its first Fiji branch at the Nadi International Airport serving its world famous burgers at the new-look Departure Lounge.
Nakarawa wins PIPA awardsFiji and Glasgow Warriors lock Leone Nakarawa has won the Pacific Island Players Association (PIPA) 2015 Fijian Players' Player of the Year Award and the overall Pacific Island Players' Player of the Year Award.
Pope prays for peace in Syria, KoreaPope Francis prayed for a "political solution" in Syria and for "reconciliation" on the Korean peninsula in his first Easter Sunday message in front of a crowd in St Peter's Square.
Fiji receives ICT awardFiji’s efforts in harnessing its ICT sector has been recognised by the International Telecommunications Union and Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama yesterday received the ICTs in Sustainable Development Award in New York.
Sam Smith releases extended version of hit albumSam Smith released In The Lonely Hour: The Drowning Shadows Edition - the extended version of his chart topping debut album containing a second disc of new and exclusive tracks this month.
PM discusses EU-Fiji relations in BrusselsThe growing role by the European Commission in Fiji’s socio-economic development dominated talks on Monday between Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama and the EC Commissioner for International Co-operation and Development Neven Mimica in Brussels.