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Authority Signs In Four Motor Vehicle Inspection Agencies

The Land Transport Author­ity has signed contracts for four new authorised motor vehicle inspection agencies on Wednesday. The contracts were signed be­tween the authority and represent­atives from Asco Motors Labasa,
15 Jun 2018 11:00
Authority Signs In Four Motor Vehicle Inspection Agencies
Representatives from Carpenters Motors Lautoka, Motorex Nadi, Kia Motors Suva, LTA board chairman Vijay Maharaj (fourth from left), and representative from Asco Motors Labasa. Photo: Land Transport Authority

The Land Transport Author­ity has signed contracts for four new authorised motor vehicle inspection agencies on Wednesday.

The contracts were signed be­tween the authority and represent­atives from Asco Motors Labasa, Carpenters Motors Lautoka, Mo­torex Nadi and Kia Motors Suva, at the LTA head office in Valelevu, Nasinu.

In 2016, LTA embarked on the project of outsourcing of vehicle inspections to reputable private companies.

Since then, LTA has come a long way in terms of consultations, fea­sibility studies, benchmarking and setting of required standards.

Last year, LTA signed contracts with six agencies as vehicle inspec­tors.

Technical operations general manager Faiyum Ali said extend­ing the project to another four par­ties that have met the 85 per cent compliance for an AMVIA licence was another milestone for the au­thority.

He said the equipment compliance was very important because those specialised equipment would assist the vehicle inspectors in making the correct decisions while doing an inspection.

He added the equipment results would also ensure proper monitor­ing for LTA while doing periodic audits.

“The outsourcing of vehicle in­spections agencies is a major achievement for the LTA because we look to bring the reforms and projects which will help us achieve our vision, mission, values and cor­porate targets,” Mr Ali said.

LTA board chairman Vijay Maha­raj said yesterday marked a great day in the LTA’s historical context because we continuously strive to­wards improving the services to our customers.

“The main goal is for LTA to im­prove its services and de-centralise vehicle inspections in order to achieve more efficient customer turnaround time,” Mr Maharaj said.

“The outsourcing of vehicle in­spections will also ensure transpar­ency and enable the LTA to fulfil its maximum potential and role as a regulatory body.

“This project is also aimed at en­hancing productivity and improv­ing vehicle inspection standards through the use of technology and equipment.”

Edited by Percy Kean

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