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$2.17m assistance for Fiji's agriculture sector

13:02 Thu Dec 07, 2017


Taken from/By: FBC News
Report by: Akosita Talei

The Indian Government today gave $2.17m to the Prime Minister in Suva that will be used to source vehicles and agriculture equipment from India.

The equipment includes cane lorries, trucks and cane harvesting machines that will benefit the sugar industry.

India’s High Commissioner to Fiji Vishvas Sapkal says this shows a continued close cooperation between the two countries.

He says this assistance will greatly benefit Fiji’s agriculture development.

“We give a lot of importance for agricultural sector cooperation and today’s assistance which has been provided by the government of India will be used for that. Also from this assistance, the equipment which is required by the Fiji Sugar Corporation will be sourced and definitely that will be helpful in agriculture and we are ready to provide possible support.”

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama thanked the government of India for their continued support.

He says these machines will greatly assist cane farmers around the country by reducing the cost of operations and making work easier.



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