Fiji’s National Development Plan – a plan that provides a forward-looking vision for transforming Fiji into an even more progressive, vibrant and inclusive society was launched by Prime Minister and COP23 president Frank Bainimarama in Bonn, Germany today.
The 5 year and 20 year Plan was launched at the margins of COP23 because global warming and the threat of climate change were fundamental factors that informed the Government’s research, guided their work and helped define their priorities. In launching the report, Prime Minister Bainimarama said that “adaptation, resilience and mitigation are not just a part of our development plans, they form the very core.”
To put together the Plan, the Government held extensive consultations, 800 forums in total, to ensure that the Plan “meets the consensus aspirations of all the Fijian people”.
Some of the key national actions that the Plan will aspire to achieve include the following:
– That Fijians will have access to clean and safe drinking water in adequate quantities by 2031.
– To ensure that all Fijians have access to electricity by 2021
– Include a strategy that will make housing more affordable and available for all Fijians
– Reducing unemployment