Fiji Time: 4:58 PM on Tuesday 24 January

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Mill repairs to benefit farmers

Salaseini Moceiwai
Saturday, January 11, 2014

REWA Rice Limited in Dreketi, Macuata, has closed for maintenance work.

Manager Ashrit Pratap said they had ordered new parts for the mill generator from Australia and expect to receive them tomorrow.

"We expect to carry out maintenance throughout the whole of next week," Mr Pratap said.

"The mill is not entirely closed, it's just going through a maintenance period."

Some rice farmers had expressed concern at the closure of the mill, claiming their paddies had piled up in their farms for weeks.

Farmer Dinesh Lal said he was worried his paddies would go to a waste because they had been on his farm for about three weeks.

Mr Pratap had requested the farmers to bear with them until they complete the maintenance.

"Once we complete repairing the mill, the farmers can bring their paddies in.

"But right now, we are requesting them to give us time to finish our work because it will benefit these rice growers.

"We want to ensure the mill is well repaired, so we don't encounter problems later in the year."








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.64820.6292
GBP 0.38930.3813
JPY 55.872552.8725
EUR 0.45440.4424
NZD 0.68380.6508
AUD 0.64840.6234
USD 0.49060.4736

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 24th January, 2017

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Rabuka hits back
  2. Standing ovation
  3. Korovou flames contained
  4. Holy site on a hill
  5. Teacher postings
  6. Probe into alleged rape
  7. Social status determined by hard work, PM tells pupils
  8. Bullets find case
  9. NFP endorses Chand for parliamentary seat
  10. Urban drift 'ballooning' class sizes

Top Stories this Week

  1. Radrodro cops $10k fine for facebook rant Wednesday (18 Jan)
  2. 'On that stage' Sunday (22 Jan)
  3. Gunshot injures officer Saturday (21 Jan)
  4. Ministry to defend its workers Wednesday (18 Jan)
  5. Moving tributes farewell Johns Saturday (21 Jan)
  6. Fiji 7s team to Wellington named Thursday (19 Jan)
  7. No refund notice illegal Sunday (22 Jan)
  8. Marriott at Momi begins recruitment Sunday (22 Jan)
  9. Fijian Jimmy Snuka dies Wednesday (18 Jan)
  10. Roko Tupou steps down Monday (23 Jan)