Forestry ministry to monitor logging activities in Nakavu
February 20, 2019 4:15 pm
Khan’s Hire Plant Services [left] with the representative from the Forestry Ministry [Source: Fijian Government]
The Forestry Ministry will be closely monitoring the logging activities in Nakavu, Nadi to ensure that it complies with the national logging code.
This comes as Khan’s Hire Plant Services signed a contract with the ministry to harvest and cart native timber species from the site.
The Nakavu project aims to assist the Government to develop improved Silviculture research and logging guidelines for natural forest management.
It also aims to facilitate increased landowner participation by empowering them with the knowledge to better manage their own forest resources.
The Ministry leased 301 hectares from the Nakavu landowners in 1991 for up to 50 years.
For the past 28 years, the project has provided substantial information on the different types of approaches that are critical for the sustainable management of the area through selective logging, conservation of trees, plants, and protection of the area’s biodiversity.
The Ministry looks forward to building on its research and working with Khan’s Hire to deliver sustainable harvesting standards.