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New government vehicle number plates

December 25
12:00 2010

Written By : Source: MINISTRY OF INFORMATION. Government vehicles are getting newly designed number plates that should aid monitoring of vehicle movements.
The new look plates are white numbers stenciled against a blue background.
The contrast in colors according to the Land Transport Authority will allow government vehicles to stand out and thereby easily monitored.
Minister for Works, Transport and Public Utilities Colonel Timoci Natuva launched the government plates this week.
“The introduction of the newly designed government number plates is another new addition that brings into the fore a new vision, perception and ownership along with identity,” Mr Natuva said.
“This initiative is in line with the People’s Charter in bringing changes to traditional approaches and not necessarily for mere change, but due to specific needs of the changing environment.”
Authority general manager operation Josefa Vosanibola said around 3000 government vehicles needed to make the change from the white number plate to the blue one.
“When the vehicles come in for their normal annual inspection we’ll ask the drivers to surrender the white plate and we’ll fit on the blue one,” Mr Vosanibola said.
The first vehicle to have the plate change is Colonel Natuva’s official vehicle.
“With the new Government plate initiative we are working in line with Government’s policies in terms of the Charter, the changed image,” he said.
“We noticed that Government in terms of their control of vehicles on the road, it’s easy to identify with these new number plates.
“Government is monitoring the movement of their government vehicles so with the new blue plate on white reflective numbers it’s easy to identify vehicles on our roads.
“And history really is repeating itself here because many years back Government vehicles used to have these blue plates.”
Mr Vosanibola says all Government vehicles are expected to make the change by December 2011.

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