Ministry of Economy Fiji

Fiji's Ministry of Economy Welcomes HKA and PMWeb

On 19 January 2019, representatives of the Fiji Ministry of Economy welcomed the on-site team from HKA in a traditional Kava Ceremony. Shown below are the Ministry's welcoming team, together with HKA's Peter Aynsley, Shuva Basu and Michael Konieczka. at the start of the ceremony that continued for some time ......

The Ministry of Economy plays a leading role in ensuring that funds allocated for capital development and rehabilitation works are monitored, accounted and properly utilised. The Ministry carries out appraisals for capital projects submitted by various ministries and departments before these projects are allocated funding in any financial year. In addition, the Ministry’s Construction Implementation Unit provides hands-on Program and Project Management across key operational areas such as the restoration of schools, health facilities and public buildings following Tropical Cyclone Winston – a single event that caused almost $2 billion in damage.

PMWeb was installed to the Ministry in Suva in late December 2018. HKA's on-site team has been in Suva since 19 January 2019 to configure PMWeb on a fast-track approach that scheduled Go-Live and Handover by early March 2019. In addition to configuring PMWeb for the Ministry’s program/project management, planning/prioritisation, estimating, scheduling, procurement, contract management, risk/issue management, general governance and long-term asset management, HKA has also been engaged to provide support to the Ministry over an initial 12-month term.

How to relax after a PMWeb implementation 

Michael Konieczka, a member of the HKA Tech PMWeb implementation team for the Ministry of Economy's new PMWeb system, found the perfect way to relax before heading home - diving with Beqa Adventure Divers in the best shark dive in the world. Michael, a keen diver, is now safely at home and happily described the experience as the most amazing dive of his life. He shared a selfie and some photos from the video of his experience: