The primary objective of this project is to survey out the mahogany plantation areas in the various areas in Fiji and in the process, also demarcates the various Mataqali land boundaries within its environments. Phase 1 of the Project is the survey of Galoa, Naboutini and Nukurua plantations which has commenced in 2009.
The total area to be surveyed comprises of some 58,860 hectares. The survey is currently undertaken by our officers in the Western and in the Central Division. This project emanated from a cabinet Decision to keep the spirit of the government’s Strategic Development Plan in that it supports and maintains a strong relationship with its ‘key policies’ and core ‘outcomes’ in the following areas on-going delivery of an efficient regulatory framework that establishes:
- parameters for definition and dealing in land property rights;
- standards and specifications for provision of land and geographic data; and
- establishment of clearly defined, marketable and secure land property rights, and maintenance of the resultant records, to underpin economic activities in Fiji.
Activities under the program include:
- Protocol and consultation with landowners/villagers
- Reconnaissance survey and establish new survey stations
- Network design
- Field observations and measurements
- Computations and network adjustments
- Documentation and reports
- Survey plan drawing, checking and approval
- Issue of Native lease to FHC Ltd. by iTLTB.