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Easier communication

Priya Chand
Saturday, January 26, 2013

IT will now be convenient and easier for the public to get hold of different departments within the Lands and Mineral Resources Ministry with the launch of their short code dialling.

The ministry, in collaboration with Vodafone Fiji, launched four digit codes to dial different departments.

Lands and Mineral Resources acting permanent secretary Tevita Boseiwaqa said it was a breakthrough in communication for the ministry.

"Many a times, callers get put on hold which causes much inconvenience to them," he said.

"This is where this short code dialling can help to have better, easier and convenient communication."

Vodafone's head of value added services and corporate affairs Shailendra Prasad said short code dialling had many advantages.

"Normally, you had to dial 11 digits to make a call to the ministry and then get transferred to the departments," he said.

"With the short code, it will not only be easier to remember the number but also very convenient."

Also, a portion of the calls charges will go back to the ministry.