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Attorney-General Clears Air On Labasa Bus Service

There is no restriction for extending bus services after 6pm in Labasa, says Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum. The Attorney-General and Minister for Finance was responding to a question at the Budget Forum
05 Jun 2016 12:41
Attorney-General Clears Air  On Labasa Bus Service
Attorney-General and Minister for Finance Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum delivering his keynote address during the budget forum at Labasa College in Labasa yesterday. Photo:SHRATIKA NAIDU

There is no restriction for extending bus services after 6pm in Labasa, says Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum.

The Attorney-General and Minister for Finance was responding to a question at the Budget Forum at Labasa College.

Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said Government and Land Transport Authority had placed no restriction.

He asked the Labasa Chamber of Commerce and Industries (LCCI) to sort out this ongoing request with the bus companies in Labasa.

A roundtable discussion on transport and infrastructure asked Mr Sayed-Khaiyum to look into having bus services after 6pm to generate more economic activities in Labasa.

The LCCI has held many discussions with various stakeholders but no concrete decision was made.

“I have heard about this public transportation concern three times,” Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said.

It was  raised during the consultation meetings, he said.

He looked at the Labasa Chamber of Commerce and Industries president Satish Kumar who was seated with other stakeholders and asked him to do something about this.

“I understand one of the bus company owners always objects to people getting new taxi base or permits,” he said.

Meanwhile, Ashrit Pratap, the manager of Rewa Rice Limited, speaking on behalf of thematic group- manufacturing and construction informed Mr Sayed-Khaiyum the need to have by-pass road in Labasa.

“There has been lot of traffic congestion and now that the Fiji Sugar Corporation (FSC) mill will open for crushing season there will be more problems on the road,” Mr Pratap said.

“The request of having bypass road has been an ongoing and we hope something can be done.”

 

Edited by Nemani Delaibatiki

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