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Talks for a national railway

Repeka Nasiko
Saturday, August 16, 2014

THE Commissioner Western's Office has engaged in discussions with the Fiji Sugar Corporation and the Ministry of Transport on how nationalising the railway system would result in better traffic flow.

Acting Commissioner Western Luke Moroivalu said the long-term plan was to upgrade the system to allow other sectors to use the tramlines.

"We are discussing ways in which each department could assist in financing the maintenance aspect because it's very expensive to maintain the tramline network."

He said traffic along the Western Division had notably increased.

"If you also look at our roads now in the Western Division, you will see FIJI Water trucks, sugarcane trucks and mining trucks.

"If we put in place this plan, these industries can use the tramline to transport these products."





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