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Lololo Forestry’s Restocking Plan

The Lautoka-based Lololo Forestry Company will be replanting on 1500 hectares this year as part of what it calls a restocking programme. The company is a contractor owned by the
09 Jan 2015 10:32
Lololo Forestry’s Restocking Plan
Lololo Forestry Company Operations manager Jope Tuicakau demonstrate at the Lololo Pine Forest in Lautoka on Tuesday. Photo: WAISEA NASOKIA

The Lautoka-based Lololo Forestry Company will be replanting on 1500 hectares this year as part of what it calls a restocking programme.

The company is a contractor owned by the landowners. It has undertaken the project from Fiji Pine Limited and will replant 1.5 million seedlings in the Western Division.

Company operations manager Jope Tuicakau said they would carry out the task in the first and last quarter of the year.

In the mid-year, harvesting of the plants will be carried out.

“During the last quarter of 2014 there was no restocking so the work load is there as well with the 1.5 million seedlings for the silviculture to spread in the selected areas of 1500 hectares,” Mr Tuicakau added.

“At the moment we have 1.2 million seedling for nursery and there is a need to raise another 0.3 million seedlings.”

He thanked Fiji Pine executive chairman Faiz Khan in his active role with Government in helping the pine industry get back to its feet.

“We thank Faiz Khan, the Fiji Correction Services, both the officers and the inmates in assisting in the restocking of the area that was burned and harvested last year,” said Mr Tuicakau.

Meanwhile similar projects to Lololo are expected to kick off in other pine forest localitions around the country including Nadi, Nabou, Ra, on Viti Levu while Macuata and Bua on Vanua Levu.

Feedback: waisean@fijisun.com.fj

 



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