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14th National Transport Consultative Forum Begins Month End

  The Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport will host the 14th National Transport Consultative Forum at Novotel Suva in Lami at month end. The theme for the two day forum
15 Oct 2016 11:03
14th National Transport Consultative Forum Begins Month End
Deputy secretary Policy and Planning, Lui Naisara.

 

The Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport will host the 14th National Transport Consultative Forum at Novotel Suva in Lami at month end.

The theme for the two day forum starting on 27 to 28 October is “Creating New Opportunities- Transport Sustainability”.

Deputy Secretary Policy and Planning, Lui Naisara, said this is an event held every two years where stakeholders in the transport sector converge and hold discussions.

He said this will map Fiji’s way forward for the transport sector in the Land and Maritime industries.

The chief guest at the event would be Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Praveen Kumar

 

Day 1 – sessions will include

Chef De Mission Team Fiji Cathy Wong will talk on the importance of transport logistics- Fiji’s experience trip to the 2016 Rio Olympic.

An overview would be done by Reserve Bank of Fiji governor, Barry Whiteside who will highlight on the transport sectors contribution to Fiji’s economy.

The comprehensive look at the transport policies on the maritime and land sector will be presented by the Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport, Paul Bayly.

Government tax concessions and incentives for the transport sector will be brought forward by the Fiji Revenue and Customs Authority chief executive Visvanath Das.

Predict Consulting project manager, John Richardson will also give an overview of the transport planning database and household travel survey project.

United Nations Development Programme country director and head of regional policy and programmes, Bakhodir Burkhanov, will talk about sustainable development goals and transport.

Other speakers for day one include Pacific Island Development Forum ( PIDF) secretary general Francois Marcel, Department of Environment acting director Aminiasi Qareqare, Viscon South Pacific managing director Thomas Freed.

 

Day 2

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Permanent Secretary Ravindra Robin Nair will speak on conventions and the process to ratification.

Regional maritime transport and inter island shipping will be discussed by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community director transport Thierry Neville.

The closing address would be done by Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport Permanent Secretary Paul Bayly.

Feedback:  farzana.nisha@fijisun.com.fj

 

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