Fiji Time: 11:18 AM on Monday 24 November

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

TLTB renews 4474 leases

Luke Rawalai
Wednesday, April 02, 2014

THE iTaukei Land Trust Board has renewed 4474 cane farming leases around from 1997 to 2013.

Presenting to the Committee for Better Utilization of Land (CBUL) meeting in Labasa yesterday, TLTB deputy general manager Solo Nata said the renewed leases involved cane farming only.

Mr Nata said they only issued renewal of leases while the Ministry of Sugar issued cane contracts to farmers.

"Sometimes when we issue leases to farmers, they don't take their lease to the industry to get their contracts because they may need to diversify and plant other crops apart from cane," he said.

"Between 1997 and 2013, we renewed 4474 leases to sitting tenants while 1767 leases were issued to incoming new tenants.

"We have subdivided 180 leases for other economic uses, including residential, tourism and other commercial uses."

Mr Nata said at present, they were processing 487 leases for renewal.

"The total leases for agricultural cane and other leases apart from cane are 5318, which were issued to sitting tenants."





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. President Xi leaves impression on leaders
  2. Deal on NZ jobs
  3. Job opportunities
  4. Stand by big brothers
  5. Out of wedlock births up
  6. Growth forecast
  7. Healing sanctuary
  8. Dragons win 7s title
  9. Hygienic home
  10. Archbishop lauds graduates

Top Stories this Week

  1. Stabbed to death Tuesday (18 Nov)
  2. Prime Minister Modi arrives in Fiji Wednesday (19 Nov)
  3. Kill victim cried for help Tuesday (18 Nov)
  4. Bula Mr Modi Wednesday (19 Nov)
  5. Modi-fied Thursday (20 Nov)
  6. Modi announces visa on arrival for Fiji people Wednesday (19 Nov)
  7. WHAT FIJI WILL GET Thursday (20 Nov)
  8. PM says sorry Thursday (20 Nov)
  9. Big cheer for a PM of good tidings Thursday (20 Nov)
  10. MPs boycott Wednesday (19 Nov)