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Sea planes for group

Mere Naleba
Monday, April 14, 2014

THE government is considering the use of sea planes in the Lau Group to increase accessibility to the Lau islands.

Provincial administrator Eliki Masa told the Lau Provincial Council meeting the plan to construct more airstrips in Lau to boost the current five spread has been in place but the government is also considering the amount of space the airstrips would take up.

Mr Masa said the idea of getting seaplanes to service the group was the best way to deal with land issues.

Mr Masa said people would not be able to farm if airstrips were constructed as more farming land would be used for this purpose.

He said Northern Air, which serviced Moala and Ono-i-Lau, had been providing services without government subsidising their airfares.

Among other issues on accessing the Lau Group, the meeting was reminded that three landing craft bought by the government were the first three for the maritime zone.

Minister for Social Welfare, Women and Poverty Alleviation Dr Jiko Luveni said the landing craft should now ease transportation problems for people of Lau.

Dr Luveni added there were plans to bring in more vessels.








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