Kiribati President has vision for 'quantum leap' development

The President of Kiribati has outlined his vision to make his country the Singapore or Dubai of the Pacific.

In a speech marking the first year of his government, President Taneti Maamau said fisheries and tourism were priorities for a quantum leap in development.

He said he wanted Kiribati to be a world class eco-friendly traveller destination.

The President also planned to invest in human, natural and cultural capital and infrastructure development.

He said some people may think his plans were ambitious.

But he believed they were achievable if resources and energy were invested towards these targets.


Photo: UN Photo/Rick Bajornas President of Kiribati Taneti Maamau.