Just Business is never enough at BSP

Just Business is never enough at BSP

Date: 3 November, 2015

BSP headed north last week to formerly hand over two Community Projects in the Cakaudrove province

The two projects, one a multi-purpose sports court and the other a waste management facility have been the culmination of collaborative works between communities and the Bank.

Speaking at the handover, BSP Country Manager, Mr Kevin McCarthy reaffirmed the Bank's commitment to helping Fiji grow.

 

"It's never enough to just do business in your communities, you have to be involved in a manner where you add more value to the lives of people," he said.

Mr McCarthy reiterated that when BSP entered the Fiji market the concept of community projects began straight away.

The Bank funded the construction of the first ever Multi-Purpose Court in the province and it will serve the students of Nasavusavu Secondary School and later the greater community. The intention is to boost sports in the school and encourage healthy living through sports in the community.

 

The project was timely as it will also be used by the latest inclusion in the national netball Under 19 squad for the New Zealand tour later this year, School 3rd former and defender Adi Ilisitia Saucoko.

The school hopes the new court will enable the growth of more talent to fit national duties in future. 

 

Also last week, BSP Country Manager travelled up north to open a new Community Material Transfer Station at the Waiyevo Government Station in Taveuni. The project which is basically a sorting station for recyclables before despatch was achieved in partnership with the Taveuni Rural Authority.

 

The Ministry of Health representative at the launch Dr Vilisoni Tigarea confirmed Taveuni had recorded 128 Dengue cases in 2014 and the presence of many mosquito breeding grounds due to extensive waste materials was a notable factor.

"There is no vaccine against Dengue, so prevention through the removal of waste materials is the way to go,'' said Dr Tigarea.

 

When handing over the newly built sorting station, Mr McCarthy said BSP as a green bank was very supportive of sustainable initiatives that supported the environment.

 

BSP is a Bank committed to serving the communities we serve in more ways than providing leading edge and state of the art Banking services.

 

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