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Land and sea laws

Ana Madigibuli.
Saturday, November 17, 2012

THE review and promulgation of the Maritime Transport Decree and the Ships Registration Decree will be presented to Cabinet on December 4.

Permanent secretary for Works, Transport and Public Utilities Commander Francis Kean revealed this while closing the National Transport Consultation Forum at the Novotel Convention Centre in Lami yesterday afternoon.

He said some significant milestones that government and the ministry pursued so far included the review of the Land Transport Act which was undergoing final vetting by the Solicitor General's Office.

"There is also the review of the National Energy Policy which should be completed in the first half of 2013 leading to the review of the Energy Act, Petroleum Act and the establishment of a Renewable Energy Act," said Cdr Kean.

"We will be looking at the Professional Engineers Registration Act which is currently with the Solicitor General's Office for final vetting and it is a 35-year-old Act and there is also the Fiji National Oil contingency plan.

"I understand that the discussion on the formulation of this national oil plan has been ongoing since 1996.

"In 2013 the ministry will pursue the review and promulgation of the Fiji national transport sector plan and similarly the formulation of a national maritime policy to be overarching policies for both the land and maritime transport sector."


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