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Construction for new $3.8million LTA Labasa office begins

A groundbreaking ceremony was held at the site of the new $3.8million Land Transport Authority office at Vatunibale in Labasa. Minister for Transport Hon. Parveen Kumar while officiating the groundbreaking ceremony said the new administrative building and a technical ramp (for vehicle inspection) will be constructed to a benchmark of international standards. KUMAR: “We are not just […]

Nacanieli Tuilevuka

May 11, 2016 2:32 pm

A groundbreaking ceremony was held at the site of the new $3.8million Land Transport Authority office at Vatunibale in Labasa.

Hon. Praveen Kumar operating the digger during the groundbreaking ceremony in Labasa today. (LTA)
Hon. Praveen Kumar operating the digger during the groundbreaking ceremony in Labasa today. (LTA)

Minister for Transport Hon. Parveen Kumar while officiating the groundbreaking ceremony said the new administrative building and a technical ramp (for vehicle inspection) will be constructed to a benchmark of international standards.

KUMAR: “We are not just breaking ground for a new LTA office building today. Following the unfortunate fire incidents of 2009 and 2014, the Bainimarama Government and LTA embarked on a mission to build a technically and environmentally sound and safe office that will emanate positive vibes throughout.”

“Today’s ceremony marks the official beginning in the construction of a new and improved LTA office which is valued at a contracted amount of $3.8million.”

Minister Parveen Kumar and LTA Board Member, Brigadier-General Sitiveni Qiliho. (FRA)
Minister Parveen Kumar and LTA Board Member, Brigadier-General Sitiveni Qiliho. (LTA)

Minister Kumar said the new technical ramp will be outfitted with a Fully Automated Vehicle Inspection System (FAMVIS) valued at approximately $700,000.

Minister Kumar said the new system will also improve its customer care services and features a full vehicle inspection capacity from brake and headlight tests, smoke, undercarriage, engine diagnostic and other defects that are usually overlooked during manual checks.

KUMAR: “I am happy to announce today that in a bid to measure all customer services and reduce customer’s waiting time, LTA will install the Qmatic system (Queue Management System) in the current office in Vatunibale within the next few months. The Qmatic system is already operational in various LTA offices around the country.”

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