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Utility operators sign Code of Practice MOU

Utility operators can now exercise their right of access to the road corridor for the placement, maintenance, improvement and removal of utility structures. Yesterday the Fiji Roads Authority, Telecom Fiji
15 Mar 2017 18:06
Utility operators sign Code of Practice MOU
From left: Water Authority of Fiji CEO Opetaia Ravai, Telecom Fiji Limited Group CEO Mothilal De Silva, Fiji Roads Authority CEO John Hutchinson and Fiji Electricity Authority general manager network Jitendra Kumar during the “Code of Practice” MOU signing yesterday.

Utility operators can now exercise their right of access to the road corridor for the placement, maintenance, improvement and removal of utility structures.

Yesterday the Fiji Roads Authority, Telecom Fiji Limited, Water Authority of Fiji and Fiji Electricity Authority signed a memorandum of understanding on the “Code of Practice” (COP) for utility operators, access to road corridors. 

‎Chief executive officer for Water Authority of Fiji, Opetaia Ravai said the COP would set the guidelines for all the utilities for planning of roads and infrastructure.

“It is not good when government invests a lot on good sealed road and one of us comes up and digs it to lay their own infrastructure,” Mr Ravai said.

COP will also maximise benefit for the public, while ensuring that all utility operators are treated fairly.

Edited by: Ivamere Nataro

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