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Forests Minister To Visit West And North Communities

Forests Minister To Visit West And North Communities
Minister for Forests Osea Naiqamu.
August 24
10:00 2018


The Minister for For­ests Osea Naiqamu is travelling with of­ficers from the Ministry of Forests to visit and consult with communities in the Malolo islands and in Bua, Cakaudrove and Macuata Provinces.

Mr Naiqamu visited Sole­vu Village in Malolo-i-Ra and Mana Island Resort Ma­rine Pools Yanuya Village, Malolo-i-Cake.

On Monday he will visit villages and communities in Korotari, Suweni, Nasa­saivua, Vunivau, Mataina­doi, Visoqo, Welagi and the Waiyoba Estate.

He will also conduct a con­sultation meeting with the Sawmillers and Loggers at the Ministry of Forests con­ference room on August 29.

The consultation and vis­its will be to gain insight on the development and use of forest and the forest eco­systems in the villages and communities in Malolo and in the Northern Division.

This visit will allow insight on progress and to identify areas where further support can be provided by the Ministry of Forests with regards to its 2018-2019 National Budget and to address deforestation and forest degradation issues, for­est conservation and the sustainable management of forests and alternative livelihoods.



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