New TLTB sub-regional office opens in Nausori

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama inside the new TLTB Nausori branch office after the opening today. Picture: ATU RASEA

HEAD of the landowning units in the provinces of Tailevu, Naitasiri and Rewa will now have access to a new slate of services brought to their door step with the opening of a new sub-regional iTaukei Land Trust Board office in Nausori today.

iTLB chairperson and Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama said landowners would find all the services they needed, including landowner consulting services and information on new programs and developments, and lease distribution in the new office.

Mr Bainimarama said the office was even equipped to assist with land marketing.

He said the staff would also help strengthen the enforcement of lease terms and conditions and provide assistance with all the ins-and-outs of land dealings.

“Landowners will be able to apply for survey instructions, access lease documentation, be able to receive lease rental payments and handle registrations for the equal distribution of land monies,” Mr Bainimarama said.

“And when they are ready to lease their land, this office will advise them on the business side of making that happen and answer any questions they may have.

“And for those who want to lease land or who are already leasing land, this office is here to serve you as well. The staff are here to help resolve any and all issues you may face. You can access applications for iTaukei land lease, rent reassessments and lease renewals, because you – our lease holders – are very much clients of the TLTB as well.”

Mr Bainimarama said those living within the vicinity of the office deserved the same high level of service, because without good relationships with leaseholders, there was no revenue for the TLTB and there was no financial return for the landowners.

The office will serve landowners occupying 42,000 acres of land.

Mr Bainimarama also launched the new TLTB website.

He also distributed grants to the recipients of the Seed Fund Grant initiative.

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