National Economic Summit acknowledges Fiji has a serious road congestion problem

National Economic Summit acknowledges Fiji has a serious road congestion problem

By Naveel Krishant
Sunday 23/04/2023
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The National Economic Summit has acknowledged that Fiji has a serious road congestion problem, particularly in relation to the increasing ratio of vehicles to total national and urban roads network.

They have urged Government to consider short and medium-term improvements in the road infrastructure network and management systems to support Fiji’s economic transformation over the next 10 years and in the long term.

In one of its resolutions, it has acknowledged that special consideration to the demands for sustainable transportation development, noting that an efficient and eco-friendly transportation system is critical to Fiji’s sustainable development pathway.

They have also underscored the urgency to improve the maintenance of Fiji’s maritime infrastructure facilities to facilitate efficient maritime transportation and harness the commercial potential available in maritime zones.

It also noted the importance of fuel-efficient air transportation as a key contributor to Fiji’s competitiveness as a tourism and travel destination.

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