24th October 05:55 PM
Number of vehicles on our roads is creating a heavy demand on our infrastructure - Mavoa
By Lena Reece
Tuesday 03/10/2017
The Acting Dean of the College of Engineering at the Fiji National University Salabogi Mavoa [2nd from left] at the Speaker’s Debate on Fiji’s Transport System at GPH

The Acting Dean of the College of Engineering at the Fiji National University Salabogi Mavoa has stressed that the number of vehicles on our roads is creating a heavy demand on our infrastructure.

While speaking at the Speaker’s Debate on Fiji’s Transport System at GPH last night, Mavoa stated that his view is that the current land transport system is not working as the supply of vehicles currently exceeds the demand of our road infrastructure. 

He highlighted that more than 15,000 new vehicles were registered in 2015 and in 2016 the total number of vehicles on our roads was more than 110,000 which is an increase of about 10 percent.

Mavoa adds that Sustainable Development Goal nine focuses on building resilient infrastructure to promote sustainable industrialization and Fiji needs to improve on sustainable infrastructure to ease the demand on our transport system.

He says that according to the Fiji Roads Authority, there is about 7,000km of roads and 1,200 bridges and jetties in Fiji.

Mavoa says this is not enough as the traffic jams everyday seem to be getting worse.

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