September 24, 2013

PM lifts moratorium on agricultural land

Publish date/time: 21/09/2013 [17:04]

Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama has lifted the moratorium on agricultural land to allow people the option to use agricultural land for other productive purposes, including the option to build new homes.

Commodore Bainimarama said Fijians will now be able to apply to convert agricultural land for residential, commercial or industrial use.

The Prime Minister said with the growth of towns and cities, surrounding land is best utilised for residential, commercial or industrial use, and now people will have the freedom to take advantage of this.

Commodore Bainimarama also pointed out that there are many people who currently live on agricultural land who are unable to build new homes for themselves and their families.

However, the Prime Minister stressed that the decision to lift the moratorium would in no way threaten the amount of land available for agricultural.

Story by: Filipe Naikaso

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