262,000 trees planted since launch of initiative

President Jioji Konrote and Minister for Forestry Osea Naiqamu plant a masiratu plant during the 4 Million Trees in 4 Years Initiative launch at the State House in Suva on Tuesday, January 08, 2019. Picture: JONACANI LALAKOBAU

The MINISTRY of Forestry has so far planted 262,000 trees with communities and stakeholders since the 4 Million Trees in 4 Years initiative was launched.

Minister for Forestry Osea Naiqamu is in Kadavu to encourage the villagers to engage in the initiative which was launched by the President Jioji Konrote on January 7 this year at the State House.

Mr Naiqamu and the Minister for Fisheries Semi Koroilavesau are on a three-day tour of Kadavu visiting Dravuni and Naqara village today, Nukuvou, Tiliva, Nakoronawa, Nakaunasele and Vunisei village on Thursday and Tawava Village on Friday before they head back to Suva on Friday evening.

Mr Koroilavesau on the other hand is encouraging villagers to adhere to the seasonal ban on the two fish species, Kawakawa and Donu, which began on June 1 and will end on September 30.

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