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AMS for Fiji

Torika Chandra
Friday, August 15, 2014

AVERAGE Fijians can now rely on the Asset Management System (AMS) to ensure their transport problems are as visible to decision-makers as they are to them.

The AMS project involves locating every single transport asset in the country — roads, bridges, jetties, crossings, streetlights, traffic lights, pedestrian crossings and the land attached to them — mapping and putting information about each one into a database so their condition can be logged and monitored.

This is expected to help the Fiji Roads Authority keep tabs on when infrastructure elements might need attention, and what sort of conditions they are in.

"It's not just about putting transport infrastructure on a map," head of AMS project MWH Global's Conway Pene said.

"We are incorporating other strategic priorities, like mapping the location of all the schools and health centres and what access is like to them.

"Without a sealed road, or if the access bridge is regularly taken out with high waters, for example, there won't be year-round access to schools and health care, and buses can't run regularly."

Mr Pene said when roads were closed, it was important they were able to quickly identify stakeholders and provide them with complete information on the status of the road.








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