Sandalwood to fetch up to $693m

Villagers of Tabia in Macuata are also planting sandalwood. Picture: LUKE RAWALAI

THE 46,200 sandalwood trees planted around the country could fetch $462 million to $693 million when they mature in about 15 years, says Minister for Forests Osea Naiqamu. He said in 2011, only 3.80 hectares or 1520 seedlings were planted. “As of 2018, a total of 46,200 seedlings have been planted in Ba, Bua, Cakaudrove, […]

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