India to provide survey report on Fiji’s railway system

Fiji's Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama meets Indian Minister for Railways and Coal Piyush Vedprakash Goyal. Picture: SUPPLIED

Fiji's Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama meets Indian Minister for Railways and Coal Piyush Vedprakash Goyal. Picture: SUPPLIED

Update: 4:02PM THE improvement of the railway tracks in Fiji will have a long-term benefit on Fiji’s sugar industry, says Fijian Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama.

At a meeting on the margins of the Solar Alliance Founding Conference in New Delhi, India, Indian Minister for Railways and Coal Piyush Vedprakash Goyal confirmed the participation of Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA) to provide a thorough survey report of the whole railway system in Fiji and to present a cost-benefit analysis to both governments.

Mr Bainimarama said support from the government of India would provide the necessary impetus to drive the sugar industry forward and become competitive in the global market.

The meeting was an opportunity for Mr Bainimarama to hear from Mr Goyal on the preliminary findings of the RITE team’s assessment of the railway lines in Fiji, and the options available to enhance the rail network in the country.