Fiji Time: 7:51 PM on Thursday 17 August

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Villagers plead for machinery

Jone Kalouniviti
Friday, April 11, 2014

RA VILLAGERS need machinery to clear farmlands and dig proper drains that will clear waterlogged areas during heavy rainfall.

The issue was raised at the Ra Provincial Council meeting at Dadamu in Nanukuloa yesterday.

Raviravi district representative Napolioni Nasara said they would like access to government-owned machines presently made available to cane farmers.

Deputy agriculture permanent secretary Uraia Waibuta said the few machines in the province were dedicated to the completion of the Sigavou development program.

"I would ask for your understanding that the two bulldozers and digger brought in were meant for the project and to be used until it is completed," said Mr Waibuta.

The program is an initiative to develop idle land in the Nakorotubu and Nalawa districts for agricultural purposes.








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 0.63150.6125
JPY 55.724552.7245
GBP 0.38660.3786
EUR 0.42500.4130
NZD 0.69090.6579
AUD 0.63420.6092
USD 0.50200.4850

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 14th, August, 2017

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Surprise hailstorm
  2. $330m kava market
  3. Trial hears of attempts to form new State
  4. The RFMF Band
  5. Scholarship allowance effective from August 1
  6. Long jail terms for farmers
  7. Buli wins for kids
  8. My Kana mobile app
  9. Farmers race against time
  10. Anaemia problem

Top Stories this Week

  1. Fijian dies in crash after fleeing crime scene Tuesday (15 Aug)
  2. Couple ties knot on REACH mobile bus Sunday (13 Aug)
  3. Families unite in grief Friday (11 Aug)
  4. Man 'run over' by car Tuesday (15 Aug)
  5. The leaping point Monday (14 Aug)
  6. A-G stop false infor Friday (11 Aug)
  7. Life in captivity Friday (11 Aug)
  8. Man stabs duo Wednesday (16 Aug)
  9. Nawai stops Tabuarua in the first round Monday (14 Aug)
  10. Mysterious calls after the murder Tuesday (15 Aug)