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$23m worth of eCard recharge since October 1

  A total of $23million worth of eTransport recharge has been bought by bus travelling public since eTicketing became compulsory from October 1. This was revealed by Vodafone Fiji chief
10 Dec 2017 10:30
$23m worth of eCard  recharge since October 1
From left: Digicel Fiji Limited chief executive officer Mike Greig, Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum and Vodafone Fiji chief executive officer Pradeep Lal during the 19th Attorney-General’s Conference at the InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort and Spa in Natadola. Photo: Office of the Attorney-General

 

A total of $23million worth of eTransport recharge has been bought by bus travelling public since eTicketing became compulsory from October 1.

This was revealed by Vodafone Fiji chief executive officer Pradeep Lal following a meeting with his Digicel Fiji Limited counterpart Mike Greig. The two CEOs finalised Digicel’s offer to sell Vodafone top-ups for eTransport cards yesterday.

“The product started two months ago and overall it has been a great success. We did have few teething issues which have been ironed out and as we speak, over $23million has been topped up in eTicketing and people have used the services.

“We are grateful to Digicel that they have agreed to allow customers to top up so that also makes access convenient.

“We are looking at how we increase the distributions and we are now asking all canteen owners who run from the villages to come on board and they could earn potentially more than $14000 annually from selling the products and we are identifying that and we have put adverts for these canteens to register and we are expecting more than 1000 canteens to come on-board,” he said.

Mr Greig said: “That this new project is successful. We are delighted to help Government and people of Fiji for this project. This is something that is very, very positive from our perspective. We want to make sure that technology enhances people’s lives and this is a great example of that.”

The Fijian Government played a big part in facilitating this deal between Digicel Fiji and Vodafone Fiji.

More collaboration between the two companies are expected in coming year. The collaboration was made on the margins of the 19th Attorney-General’s Conference at the InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort and Spa yesterday.

Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum revealed that issues such sharing of infrastructure which is towers in the case of the mobile companies could be agreed upon by the two mobile networks giants which will not only save the two companies money but would increase the mobile coverage and benefit all Fijians.

Talks on this is being facilitated by Mr Sayed-Khaiyum’s team.

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

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