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Report to help find solutions to highlighted issues

Repeka Nasiko
Friday, January 24, 2014

THE Attorney-General's Office will compile a report outlining issues faced by public transport operators when it concludes a series of consultations throughout the country.

At a meeting in Nadi this week where he met more than 100 operators, the A-G Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum said he would travel to other parts of Fiji to hear from those providing public transport services.

"This report will be essential for us to provide solutions to these problems," he said.

Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said in Nadi, one of the main problems raised by taxidrivers was the charge for a taxi base.

"The council had just recently set up a taxi base and from what we've heard some of you think the base fee is too expensive.

"This is a very common problem, not only in Nadi, but in other parts of the country. The other issue is the Land Transport Authority's response to applications or permit requests and there are issues with licences as well.

"Of course, in Nadi, the town boundary is expanding and it is the only town apart from Suva that has the Economic Exclusive Zone, so all of these things have to be considered when we come up with solutions.

"We will go to other parts of the country and we will expect a lot of the operators are also facing similar problems."

Consultations with the A-G would also be held in Nausori, Suva, Nasinu, Korovou, Rakiraki, Tavua, Ba, Savusavu and Labasa.