And Minister Joketani Cokanasiga says because of the overwhelming response, he is keen to keep the festival in the Western Division and most probably in Lautoka for the next few years. "So far the reaction has been well above expectations," he said. "In fact, it has been tremendous.
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Fiji's overall development, there has been a gradual decline in the sector's contribution to the country's Gross Domestic Product. Agriculture and the sugar industry's contribution to GDP dropped from 12.3 per cent in 2001 to 9.2 per cent last year.