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Farm roads on Taveuni to be upgraded

November 15, 2019 12:19 pm
Speaking to farmers of Lavena Village in Taveuni, Minister for Agriculture Dr. Mahendra Reddy says the Ministry is trying to raise the level and standard of agricultural production in maritime islands.

All farm access roads on Taveuni will be constructed and those in a poor state will soon be upgraded to help further agricultural ventures.

Speaking to farmers of Lavena Village in Taveuni, Minister for Agriculture Dr. Mahendra Reddy says the Ministry is trying to raise the level and standard of agricultural production in maritime islands.

Dr. Reddy says the Ministry will bear the cost of the upgrade and construction and they will assist wherever possible, whether through the provision of farm access roads, farmhouses or implements.

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He stated that for these works to commence though, approval is required from landowners to use river gravel for the roads.

Farmers had raised concerns about the quality and state of farm roads on the island.

Dr. Reddy is on a two-day tour of Taveuni holding discussions with farmers on the island on issues they are facing.

He is also visiting public-funded projects.

 

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