$54.6m allocation for Communications Ministry

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The Ministry of Communications has been provided an increased funding of $54.6 million in the 2021-2022 National Budget announced last week.

According to the Minister for Economy, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, this included $15.5m to Walesi, which included $4.5m for the FM project, providing robust and reliable communication services nationwide.

“Walesi has changed the game for mobile accessibility in Fiji, putting news and entertainment television in the palms and pockets of Fijians everywhere in the country,” he said.

“We also provided $4.7m to digitalFiji to continue the digitalisation of government services and $6.7m for an online business construction licensing system.

“An additional $2.9m is provided to strengthen the storage and server capacity of government ITC services.

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