Fiji’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) signed an agreement with the Fiji Ports Corporation Limited (FPCL) in Suva today to establish a framework for collaboration and cooperation in service delivery in the country.
Under the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) both parties will consult and assist each other in developing and implementing enforcement strategies consistent with road safety and infrastructure protection objectives.
FPCL will provide training to LTA officers on wharf operations, LTA officers will have access to FPCL facilities to carry out enforcement work, and FPCL will provide designated areas with flat surfaces suitable for weighing trucks used by the LTA enforcement team. LTA’s responsibilities include training FPCL officers on traffic management, cooperating with FPCL by sharing relevant transport information, providing guidance on technical aspects of joint operations, and informing FPCL of any amendments to LTA policies or laws.
The MOU was signed by LTA Acting CEO Irimaia Rokosawa and FPCL CEO Vajira Piyasena at Muaiwalu House, Walu Bay.
“We are very thankful to the management team for initiating this Memorandum of Understanding. We will work within the ambit and the understanding of the spirit of the MOU, in terms of the cooperation of the two agencies, enforcement strategies, advocating on road safety and also maintenance of infrastructure,” Rokosawa said.