The Government of the Republic of the Marshall Islands wishes to encourage private sector development to help meet its development goals. These goals include employment generation, human resource development, generation of foreign exchange, and import substitution. It is particularly interested in encouraging private investment in its fisheries, tourism, manufacturing and agriculture sectors. The Government appreciates that the domestic private sector alone is not yet able to contribute sufficiently in this regard. It therefore is actively seeking direct foreign investment to assist the country meet its goals.