Damage assessment for pine continues
January 21, 2021 12:45 pm
The Fiji Pine Trust is gauging the extent of damage caused by Tropical Cyclone Yasa in its pine scheme areas in Vanua Levu.
Trust Manager Lasarusa Turaga says maritime islands are at the forefront in supplying pine and considering the welfare of resource owners.
Turaga says damage assessment following TC Yasa is almost complete.
“Once we have the rehabilitation process done together with the government which we are thankful for, we will ascertain our figures in terms of the volume and value of all the pine that has been damaged so far on Vanua Levu.”
The Trust is hopeful there will be no major disruption in pine supply following the devastation caused by Tropical Cyclone Yasa last month.
Turaga adds the Trust is relying on other pine scheme areas not affected by the Cyclone to meet demand from markets.