Fiji Time: 11:42 AM on Saturday 29 April

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

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.








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 0.65730.6383
JPY 54.283651.2836
GBP 0.37250.3645
EUR 0.44340.4314
NZD 0.70770.6747
AUD 0.64900.6240
USD 0.48450.4675

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 28th, April, 2017

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Thrown out
  2. Officers complain
  3. Ex-mill worker graduates
  4. Father, son still missing
  5. Sai, the builder
  6. Media freedom ranking
  7. 1.5pc interest on education loan
  8. Ratu Vuniyani is Tui Nadi
  9. Police probe fire, death
  10. Health support

Top Stories this Week

  1. Salaries reduced Thursday (27 Apr)
  2. Mystery chests Friday (28 Apr)
  3. Luveni: Drug shortage not urgent Tuesday (25 Apr)
  4. PM upsets church Tuesday (25 Apr)
  5. Another version of history A tribute to the contribution of Fiji Nepalis Sunday (23 Apr)
  6. Villagers defy State sacking Thursday (27 Apr)
  7. Hard work never fails Thursday (27 Apr)
  8. Her dream a reality Tuesday (25 Apr)
  9. Biman 'removed' Friday (28 Apr)
  10. A mother's sacrifice Monday (24 Apr)