GIS aid for Fiji stats bureau from New Zealand

GIS aid for Fiji stats bureau from New Zealand


Fiji: New Zealand (NZ) has donated information technology equipment to Fiji. It will assist in the set up of a GIS project to link all 2007 data to GIS bases and create a spatial representation of various socio economic analysis which would indicate standard of living and poverty status in Fiji, according to Filimoni Kau, Acting Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Lands, Fiji.

“This highlights the need for the agencies in Government to share not only knowledge and skills but also equipment with all relevant stakeholders to ensure a more comprehensive approach to managing our land resources,” Kau said.

“The equipment will help the Bureau of Statistics data gathering of income and expenditure survey in Fiji, which started in September this year and is scheduled to be completed in June next year,” said Epeli Waqavonovono, Chief Statistician, Bureau of Statistics in Suva, Fiji.

The Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama earlier this year commented that the availability of such information would allow Government to better address the development and utilisation of human resources in the country.