Mile­stone agree­ment be­tween Fiji, Sin­ga­pore

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The Land Trans­port Author­ity has signed a mem­o­ran­dum of un­der­stand­ing ( MOU) with the Land Trans­port Author­ity of Sin­ga­pore to col­lab­o­rate in the ex­change and shar­ing of in­for­ma­tion in the field of trans­porta­tion and other sub­jects of com­mon in­ter­est be­tween the par­ties. The sign­ing of the MOU marks an im­por­tant mile­stone by LTA Fiji and LTA Sin­ga­pore to es­tab­lish a co-op­er­a­tive frame­work to share their trans­port sys­tem ex­pe­ri­ence. The agree­ment was signed in Sin­ga­pore by Vi­jay Ma­haraj, LTA board chair­man and Lew Yii Der, LTA Sin­ga­pore group di­rec­tor cor­po­rate plan­ning and de­vel­op­ment, and was wit­nessed by Naisa Tu- in­aceva, LTA chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer and Vergh­ese Mathews, Sin­ga­pore’s High Com­mis­sioner to Fiji. Un­der the terms of the three-year con­tract, the two au­thor­i­ties will col­lab­o­rate on joint pro­grammes and this will in­clude part­ner­ship in ar­eas of: 1. Vo­ca­tional li­cens­ing of driv­ers of Pub­lic Ser­vice Ve­hi­cles; 2. Reg­u­la­tion and en­force­ment of ve­hi­cle load­ings; 3. Road safety man­age­ment; 4. Traf­fic man­age­ment; 5. Pub­lic trans­port pro­mo­tion and ser­vices; and 6. Ca­pac­ity build­ing of hu­man re­sources. The author­ity em­barked in this di­rec­tion to un­der­stand the dif- fer­ent strate­gies em­ployed by LTA Sin­ga­pore for com­mon is­sues and chal­lenges and as­sess the best ap­proach ap­pli­ca­ble for adap­ta­tion here in Fiji. LTA board chair­man Mr Ma­haraj has wel­comed the new part­ner­ship, say­ing the au­thor­i­ties recog­nised the need to pro­mote and strengthen in­for­ma­tion shar­ing and the MOU was a great start. “This is a huge achieve­ment for LTA as we have al­ways wanted to form a work­ing re­la­tion­ship with LTA Sin­ga­pore. We are happy to be part of this MOU, through which we can share our ex­pe­ri­ences with and learn from LTA Sin­ga­pore.” Source: Land Trans­port Author­ity

Land Trans­port Author­ity chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Naisa Tuinaceva.

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