Licence needed to start logging business on mataqali land
23 February, 2019, 2:18 am
VILLAGES across the country that plans to start logging businesses on mataqali land will need to apply for a licence from the Ministry of Forestry.
This was highlighted by the director forestry Central/Eastern Division Apisai Rinamalo during a consultation with villagers of Vatukarasa in Tailevu on Thursday.
While speaking on Government’s 4 Million Trees in 4 Years initiative, he said they would need to seek approval from the iTaukei Lands Trust Board first before applying for a licence from the ministry.
More details on this story in today’s edition of The Fiji Times.