On 16 October, the Mission attended the Intelligent Transport System workshop which was held in Seoul to discuss the interim report by the consultants that are doing a feasibility report on Fiji’s transport system particularly for the greater Suva corridor. The workshop was organized by the consulting company Aivis Global and Dongbu Engineering and was attended by representatives from Fiji including the Deputy Secretary for Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport and the Chief Executive Officer of Land Transport Authority and officers from Fiji Roads Authority.

The main purpose of the workshop is to discuss the draft Feasibility report that was prepared by the consulting company after its study on our system in June this year. The workshop was able to provide some clarity on the issues that was raised in the report and allowed the key stakeholders to give some comments and advice on the content of the report. One of the key issues raised in the report is how the system can assist in easing the traffic congestion currently being experienced in Suva through use of electronic devices such as mobile phones to assist drivers to choose the best route to reach Suva.

The consulting company will be visiting Fiji again in November to finalize the report and present the final version to the Fijian Government for its approval. Upon approval the project is earmarked to commence from next year with the first phase to cover for the transport system for Lami-Suva-Nausori corridor.