Fiji Time: 4:11 AM on Friday 6 May

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

$2m to revitalise industry

Salaseini Moceiwai
Thursday, May 08, 2014

THE revitalisation of the rice industry in the Northern Division is expected to cost the government about $2million next year.

And if all goes according to plan, the proposed allocation will result in the purchasing of more rice machinery to boost production.

The issue was among other topics discussed at the recent heads of government departments meeting at Muanidevo in Dreketi, Macuata.

Acting Commissioner Northern Alipate Bolalevu said they made a proposal for the $2m budget.

"We are trying to revitalise rice farming here in the North and given the labour issues, we are looking into mechanising the rice industry," he said.

"This is all part of efforts to reduce the country's rice import bill of $20m.

"Our plan here in the North is to at least help the government reduce the bill little by little."








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 0.62450.6055
JPY 52.529149.5291
GBP 0.33360.3256
EUR 0.42190.4099
NZD 0.71070.6777
AUD 0.65300.6280
USD 0.48670.4697

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 5th May 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Identity theft
  2. 10-year search
  3. Raj hits out at Kepa
  4. Rawaca out
  5. Help from Indonesia
  6. Inmate numbers
  7. Police officers leave for South Sudan
  8. 5.8 magnitude earthquake in Vanuatu
  9. HIV/AIDS outreach
  10. FLOTSAM AND JETSAM

Top Stories this Week

  1. Tale of pain Monday (02 May)
  2. A son's fatal ride Monday (02 May)
  3. Spirit haunts village Tuesday (03 May)
  4. Boy needs $500 a week to live Monday (02 May)
  5. Nude pose Wednesday (04 May)
  6. Cracks and holes deem building unsafe Monday (02 May)
  7. Family, friends bid farewell to car crash victim Monday (02 May)
  8. Bullet found on aircraft Tuesday (03 May)
  9. Sex talk worry Tuesday (03 May)
  10. Identity theft Thursday (05 May)