Fiji Time: 2:39 PM on Tuesday 26 July

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Eco-tour revival

Repeka Nasiko
Monday, May 26, 2014

THE Abaca Eco Tour in Lautoka is not providing enough income for villagers, says village headman Viliame Rokoua.

The eco-tourism tour has been in operation for a number of years but has not been a major source of income for the villagers.

"Our main source of income now is selling our farm produce at the Lautoka Market," said Mr Rokoua.

"When the eco-tour started it was a positive start for us but now things have died down. We don't get many visitors up here like we used to when we started."

He said one of the reasons for the reducing number of visitors each year was access.

"Getting here is quite difficult and we don't have a scheduled bus service and it gets even more difficult when it rains."

The Lautoka Chamber of Commerce and Industry has been working to revive the ailing eco-tour in Abaca. Chamber administrator Mohammed Salim said discussions had begun with the Commissioner Western and the Lautoka District office to improve the road conditions.

Abaca Village is located 15kilometres outside of the city centre. It is centrally located within the Koroyanitu National Park which is home to a select species of endangered birds.








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 0.64140.6224
JPY 52.010249.0102
GBP 0.36840.3604
EUR 0.44140.4294
NZD 0.70020.6672
AUD 0.65280.6278
USD 0.48740.4704

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 26th July 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Fitter and faster
  2. Tourist fined $400 for apples
  3. Alarm over 'illegal' property purchases
  4. Chasing Olympic Games history
  5. Vocea: No jobs lost
  6. Probe into deaths continue
  7. Villagers wary of environmental damage
  8. $2m to ease burden
  9. Praise for State efforts
  10. $4m bauxite export

Top Stories this Week

  1. Sami's best try Saturday (23 Jul)
  2. Nakarawa steps up to meet Ryan's demands Wednesday (20 Jul)
  3. Nadro loses points Wednesday (20 Jul)
  4. Radio announcer in court Saturday (23 Jul)
  5. Black money Monday (25 Jul)
  6. 7s special Thursday (21 Jul)
  7. Allegiance switch Sunday (24 Jul)
  8. Bring it on Rio Wednesday (20 Jul)
  9. Reaction from 7s players Monday (25 Jul)
  10. Alleged rape victim out of hospital Monday (25 Jul)