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Plan for passenger train

Salaseini Moceiwai
Thursday, March 06, 2014

THE Labasa Tourism Association is requesting the FSC to help it build passenger trains to transport tourists from Malau to Labasa Town and vice versa.

Association chairman Paul Jaduram yesterday said they wanted FSC to come on board and help them with their long-term project.

"It is only wise to request their help because they have railways to transport cane crops to the mill," he said.

"We have already approached them and we are still waiting for their response.

"We really want them to help us because the trains are worth an investment."

Mr Jaduram said the support from other stakeholders was intact but he was also calling on government heads to support the project.

"There is a lot of support from the stakeholders towards this project but we really want them to come on board and join us in making this project happen."

It was earlier reported the suggested train would have the capacity to carry 100 people on one trip.

When contacted yesterday, FSC chairman Abdul Khan said he was not aware of the project.

He, however, said the important issue was the safety of passengers as transporting cane was different from transporting people.





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