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Authorities to solve cane spills

Salaseini Moceiwai
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

THE sight of cane lying around town has become a nuisance prompting authorities to map out preventative strategies.

On Monday, officials from the FSC, LTA, National Farmers Union and Labasa Town Council met to discuss immediate solutions.

Council litter prevention officer Atish Narayan said at the meeting that street sweepers continued to clear fallen cane.

He said they usually came across cases where cane were piled beside the tramline because of the fallen rail trucks.

"Sometimes, it's the cane cuttings or leaves that are dumped on the side of the tramlines and streets for that matter," Mr Narayan said.

"The street sweepers usually clear these but it's important that the authority responsible clear this litter."

Labasa mill cane logistic manager Navitalai Masivuya said their aim was to have all the crops delivered to the mill.

"For the railway trucks, fallen cane crops have improved over the past year but our focus now is on the lorry drivers," he said.

"We continue to see that a lot of cane fall from the lorries while being transported to the mill and this is something we are trying to control because it contributes to litter.

"Fallen cane lying on the streets is a form of litter and we are working closely with the town council to clear them."

Mr Masivuya said they would work towards ensuring the problem was solved.

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