Minister for Lands and Mineral Resources, Filimoni Vosarogo confirms, Tian Lun PTE Limited, which has a state land and state tiri land lease for a proposed project along Queen Elizabeth Drive in Suva, has been served with a letter by the Director of Lands highlighting breaches of their Approval Notice of Lease.
Vosarogo has told fijivillage News that attempts to serve the company at their registered office were unsuccessful.
He says one of their Directors was called so the company can be served where they are now located but it is understood that they are now operating out of their residential location, which they didn't disclose.
Vosarogo says a local company representative collected the letter of notification of the breaches on 16th of February 2023.
The Approval Notice of Lease expires on the 30th of June 2023.
The Lands Minister says those who obtain leases from the State must understand there are conditions.
Vosarogo stresses that when one proposes development, conditions come with it.
He says when you don't meet the conditions and do nothing to meet the timelines and the time runs out on the lease approval period, the lease ends.
Vosarogo makes it clear that there is no right to renewal.
He says your expectation, if there exists one, will depend on the conditions you have achieved.
Vosarogo says in the case of Tian Lun lease issued by the previous government, they have not met most if not all the conditions necessary for them to get a proper lease.
The Lands Minister says in this case, they have been informed that the approval notice to lease expires on the 30th of June 2023 and they shouldn't think there is a right of renewal because there is no such thing.
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