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Sea weed farming a success in the north

March 28, 2012 5:25 am

Government is putting more emphasis on sea weed farming in the northern division as it has a lot of potential.

Integrated Human Resources Development Programme divisional manager Northern Azam Khan says the government has invested quite a substantial amount of money in the project.

Savaira Tabua is in the north and files this report.

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“Cakaudrove is concentrating on seaweed farming. The Integrated Human Resources Development Programme which is under the directive of the Prime Minister’s office has funded this project because of the potential it has. IHIRDP Divisional Manager Northern Azam Khan says the project is divided into three stages, and they are now concentrating on stage one and cost government $68,000. Khan says $28,000 has already been paid to villagers in terms of supplying material to them. Seaweeds can be harvested after six weeks of planting. He says a total of seven projects were deployed to the northern division in 2010, which is the egg production, the layer bed project, coffin box services, packaging and processing, sea weed, rice and coconut virgin oil and has cost government half a million dollars. He is advising people to visit any provincial administration office, or District officer and ask what kind of assistance IHRDP can provide.

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