25th August 01:10 AM
Under 40% of iTaukei land in Fiji successfully surveyed
By Iva Danford
Thursday 08/08/2019
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama and SODELPA MP Jese Saukuru

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has confirmed that just under 40 percent of all iTaukei land in Fiji have been successfully surveyed.

Bainimarama highlighted this when he was questioned by SODELPA MP Jese Saukuru to give an update on the status of unsurveyed iTaukei land in Fiji.

He says government funds the surveying of iTaukei land in order to give the landowners a clear picture of how their land is demarcated.

Bainimarama says they have successfully surveyed iTaukei land in the Malolo Group, Vatulele Island, Yasawa I Rara Island, Nacula Island and the Tikina of Namosi.

He says there are 3 survey teams working simultaneously on the unsurveyed areas in the Lau province where only 5 percent of their land has been surveyed and this is expected to be completed by 2023.

Bainimarama says in the Serua Province, demarcation has started and the works will be completed in 2025 and so far only 8 percent of their land has been surveyed.

He says 14.35 percent of land in the Ba Province has been surveyed and is expected to be completed by 2021.

When questioned by SODELPA MP, Aseri Radrodro on whether there are plans for the Naitasiri Province, Bainimarama says it will be worked on later.

Bainimarama says their surveyors face serious geographical challenges and challenges on disputed boundaries.

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