New LTA Of­fice Opens in Lami

Fiji Sun - - NATION - SHREEYA VERMA Edited by Ivamere Nataro Feed­back: fj shreeya.verma@fi­jisun.com.

The new Land Trans­port Author­ity (LTA) of­fice in Lami South Point was of­fi­cially opened by the Min­is­ter for Com­merce, Trade, Tourism and Trans­port Faiyaz Koya yes­ter­day. Mr Koya said the of­fice was a prime lo­ca­tion for the Lami busi­ness com­mu­nity and nearby res­i­dents.

“The new of­fice will give Fi­jians ac­cess to LTA’s ser­vices within their lo­cal­ity. It is worth not­ing that be­tween May 2019 and May 2020, LTA pro­cessed over 900,000 trans­ac­tions in eight lo­ca­tions in the Cen­tral Di­vi­sion alone,” Mr Koya said.

He said the Gov­ern­ment, through its dig­i­tal trans­for­ma­tion in­ten­tion, had in­tro­duced LTA’s On­line ser­vices for cus­tomers to con­trol their in­for­ma­tion at the palm of their hands.

“This ef­fec­tively en­ables cus­tomers to carry out LTA trans­ac­tions with the newly launched on­line ser­vices.”

He said LTA had reg­is­tered more than 60,000 cus­tomers through its e-Ser­vices plat­form and LTA smart­phone app.

Mr Koya said the role of the Min­istry of Trans­port and LTA was crit­i­cal in this time of post-COVID eco­nomic re­cov­ery.

“The key fo­cus for the Min­istry and LTA will be re­duc­tion of traf­fic con­ges­tion, re­duc­ing of bur­den on cus­tomers and de­liv­ery.”

Mr Koya also ad­vises mo­torists to fol­low traf­fic rules and avoid speeding be­cause it’s the main cause of road fatalities in Fiji.

“There­fore, it is al­ways in­cum­bent on all road users es­pe­cially ve­hi­cle own­ers and driv­ers to prac­tice safety on our roads,” he said. bet­ter ser­vice

Photo: Ron­ald Ku­mar

From left-Min­is­ter for Trans­port Faiyaz Koya, Land Trans­port Author­ity Board mem­bers Ka­mal Gaun­der, Ashok Pa­tel, Aptinko Vaurasi, CEO Samuel Simp­son with newly opened Lami South Point LTA branch staff, Shahil Ku­mar, Ritesh Mani on June 23, 2020.

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