Fiji Time: 10:01 AM on Thursday 19 October

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Interest increases

Repeka Nasiko
Saturday, April 19, 2014

INTEREST in submitting land into the Land Bank has increased in the Northern Division.

"There have been more submissions coming in from the North," said Lands permanent secretary Tevita Boseiwaqa.

"Right now we are looking at a new site that will be used for mining.

"Most of the land has been used by investors."

He said last year, the North had an increase in submissions compared to previous years.

At the start of the bank in 2010, a total of 240 hectares of idle land on Vanua Levu was deposited into it.

Mr Boseiwaqa said many of the land being eyed for investments had to undergo a feasibility study before it was used.

"With every land that we get, we have to do a feasibility study and that is the normal process."








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 0.62160.6026
JPY 56.252053.2520
GBP 0.37470.3667
EUR 0.42150.4095
NZD 0.69810.6651
AUD 0.63540.6104
USD 0.49790.4809

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 17th, October, 2017

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Pesticide warning
  2. Dreams do come true
  3. ILO: Prioritise discussions on job creation
  4. Focus on gender action plan
  5. Return title, FSC told
  6. Diwali messages of unity
  7. Flotsam and Jetsam
  8. 'Stand up to norms'
  9. Vendors play crucial role
  10. Stench of rotting whale unbearable for commuters

Top Stories this Week

  1. Man allegedly hit by bulldozer blade, dead Tuesday (17 Oct)
  2. Final in mind Monday (16 Oct)
  3. 30 officers dismissed from force Friday (13 Oct)
  4. Faith, a true survivor against all odds Tuesday (17 Oct)
  5. $8m drugs seized Friday (13 Oct)
  6. Villagers pass around eTransport card Monday (16 Oct)
  7. Plans for Bati Sunday (15 Oct)
  8. Unsolved mystery of MV Joyita Sunday (15 Oct)
  9. Bati visits Ra villages Tuesday (17 Oct)
  10. Young lass laments mom's demise from cancer Monday (16 Oct)