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FPT Builds Home Frames From Felled Trees

The Fiji Pine Trust has so far built more than 700 home frames from felled trees as part of their Tropical Cyclone Winston rehabilitation programme. The team led by the
17 Jun 2017 10:00
FPT Builds Home Frames From Felled Trees

The Fiji Pine Trust has so far built more than 700 home frames from felled trees as part of their Tropical Cyclone Winston rehabilitation programme.

The team led by the Trust manager extension services Pita Rokobiau, is now in Bua, utilising the felled trees for home frames and flooring.

The team has completed 30 house frames and floors in the Nadi district. There are four villages in the district: Nasavu, Nasolo, Nasuvarua and Sawani.

The team is expected to move to the 10 villages in the Kubulau district soon.

The 10 villages in the Kubulau district are Kiobo, Namalata, Raviravi, Navatu, Waisa, Nasasaivua, Natokalau, Nakorovou, Nadivakarua and Kilaka.

“These were the areas that were badly affected by TC Winston,” Mr Rokobiau said.

“What we do is that we go to pine scheme owners and use the timbers that were felled by TC Winston so we work on those to construct the frames and the floors.

Mr Rokobiau’s team had done the same for the Lomaiviti group and the Western division.

“We saw that those who had grown their trees recovered quickly compared to those that did not,” he said.

“Only at Koro in the Lomaitivi Group most frames and floors were from indigenous trees.”

The team took with them their portable sawmill and timber treatment chemicals to treat timber on site.

“We have already constructed over 700 homes in the country which including Nadi district in Bua.”

Mr Rokobiau said the respective members of the community assisted them.



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