Fiji Time: 9:31 PM on Friday 28 August

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Access roads worry farmers

Felix Chaudhary
Wednesday, May 28, 2014

WITH less than three weeks before the start of the 2014 sugarcane harvest and crush season, growers in some parts of the West are concerned about cane access road repairs.

The National Farmers Union said despite assurances work had not started in some areas.

Government had allocated $2million for repairs and the Sugar Ministry stated last month it was awaiting sector harvest schedules to prioritise maintenance works.

"This issue is critical when it comes to cane delivery," said NFU general secretary Surendra Lal.

"We have been told that work has started but that is not evident on the ground."

Canegrowers in Lomaiwai and Nawaicoba, where some of the worst road conditions exist, said repairs had not yet started.





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 56.810253.8102
GBP 0.30290.2949
EUR 0.41450.4025
NZD 0.73480.7018
AUD 0.66190.6369
USD 0.47110.4541

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 27th August 2015

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Draunidalo hits back
  2. Who dares wins
  3. Gavoka: Let police handle the situation
  4. Skull find
  5. State grants lease
  6. Police arrest farmer
  7. South Africa wins series
  8. Closed session
  9. Siwan is king!
  10. Brace for serious impact as dry spell continues

Top Stories this Week

  1. Fall crowned queen Sunday (23 Aug)
  2. Guns in town Thursday (27 Aug)
  3. Birth by the river Tuesday (25 Aug)
  4. Sayed-Khaiyum responds to Karavaki warning Thursday (27 Aug)
  5. Deadly impact Saturday (22 Aug)
  6. Making the cut Monday (24 Aug)
  7. Military, police beef up manpower Tuesday (25 Aug)
  8. PM turns down Ratu Naiqama request Thursday (27 Aug)
  9. John quits 7s job Tuesday (25 Aug)
  10. Soldiers patrol town prior to sedition case Wednesday (26 Aug)