"Fiji is a great place to invest."

These were the words of Fijian born international businessman Hamid Ali during the relaunch of the 18 degrees Mineral Water in Nadi yesterday.

Mr Ali who is also the director for Great Pacific Hotels highlighted that he is looking to invest more than $150m into the Water bottling company.

He highlighted that due to his confidence in the Fijian Government, his group of companies will be looking at diversifying in different sectors while plans are in place to open a KFC outlet soon that will see more employment opportunities for our locals.

Mr Ali who resides in the United Kingdom recently purchased the Crows Nest hotel in Sigatoka and also owns a group of franchises in the United Kingdom which includes KFC and the Taco Bell restaurant.

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama while officiating at the event acknowledged Mr Ali for his confidence in the Fijian economy.