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New timber treatment plant to boost quality

The Minister for Forestry Hon. Osea Naiqamu said that Fiji needs to re-look at the rate in which forests are being cleared for timber. Speaking at the launch of the new Timber Preservative Treatment Plant facility in Nasinu Hon. Osea Naiqamu said  the facility will strengthen their research and development capability. Hon. Naiqamu said the facility […]

DEPTFO

May 22, 2016 9:39 am

The Minister for Forestry Hon. Osea Naiqamu said that Fiji needs to re-look at the rate in which forests are being cleared for timber.

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(Far Right) Minister for Forestry Hon. Osea Naiqamu watches a load of treated timber at the new Treatment Plant in Nasinu. (DEPTFO)

Speaking at the launch of the new Timber Preservative Treatment Plant facility in Nasinu Hon. Osea Naiqamu said  the facility will strengthen their research and development capability.

Hon. Naiqamu said the facility will help drive the forestry sector forward and increase its contribution towards the Fijian economy.

Minister Naiqamu said the facility will expand the ministry’s services to communally-owned forest plantation.

NAIQAMU: “Government is encouraging and strongly supporting value adding throughout the value chain and this facility will assist in the improvement of systems and processes for product development as far as timber treatment is concerned”.

Minister for Forestry Osea Naiqamu turns on the engine of the new treatment plant
Hon. Osea Naiqamu turns on the engine of the new treatment plant in Nasinu. (DEPTFO)

Minister Naiqamu said this will boost the provision of timber treatment services at a reasonable cost for community and national development purposes.

NAIQAMU: “The purpose of this upgrading is to continue to improve its capability and capacity to better address the future challenges of Fiji’s forest sector in terms of timber treatment.

The Minister added that the protection of timber is intractably linked to resource sustainably. The increased serviceable life of the timber has

NAIQAMU: “The increased serviceable life of the timber has positive impact on the overall forest resource as it further delays the time needed to replace them. This facility will improve our ability to find out and apply for local applications targeting various end-users”.

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