$400k to fight termites

THE Biosecurity Authority of Fiji received $400,000 from the government this year for its termite management projects.

BAF executive chairman Xavier Riyaz Khan said termite eradication was a priority area identified by the government.

“For 2014, BAF has received $400,000 from the government for termite management projects.

“BAF is seriously committed to controlling and containing the Asian Subterranean Termites in areas such as Lautoka and Labasa.

“As part of efforts to control termites, in January this year, we opened an office in Labasa that is based at Commissioner Northern’s Office at Macuata House and also provided a vehicle to assist in attending and treating termite-infested houses.

“We have also planned more work for next year.”