The Grace Street Group is getting into the tourism trade and increasing its current companies with a deliberate funding of $140million within the subsequent three years.
GRG president Daniel Kim mentioned this throughout an interview with The Fiji Instances on Wednesday, whereas dismissing claims that the 400 members of the organisation have been being stored in Fiji in opposition to their will.
“We now have 5 initiatives within the pipeline — there’s a $40million undertaking this 12 months and in round three years’ time, we have now one other $100m undertaking within the pipeline,” Mr Kim mentioned.
“We now have a five-year plan and that features a purchasing centre, a lodge growth and a farm growth.”
Mr Kim mentioned he didn’t reply to media enquiries earlier about members of the group being detained and compelled to work in Fiji below harsh circumstances.
“Proper now, as we’re talking, I’ve Korean members working in 35 eating places, 15 farms, 10 supermarkets and 7 service stations.
“All of them have their passports — in the event that they wish to go, they’ll go, and in the event that they wish to keep, they’ll keep.
“How can I detain all these folks or maintain them in opposition to their will. We make use of 700 locals, they work alongside the Korean members — are they silly and blind that they don’t say something about protecting folks imprisoned?
“We have been so busy on these developments that when the allegations got here by means of, we thought that it will simply go away.
“Typically it’s not price responding but it surely’s additionally our fault as a result of we by no means disputed the allegations and claims — they continue to grow like a tree.”