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Indian engineers to assess Fiji's railway network

Timoci Vula
Monday, February 19, 2018

Update: 1:13PM A TEAM of technical expertise from India will be deployed to Fiji in a few weeks to assess the island nation's railway network.

The Indian team will comprise civil and mechanical engineers, including traffic management experts.

A Government statement issued last night stated that Fiji secured this railway infrastructure development assistance from the Indian government at the World Sustainable Development summit held in New Delhi.

Attorney General and Minister for Transport Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum attended the meeting held from February 15-17.

The statement said Mr Sayed-Khaiyum met Indian Minister for Railways Piyush Goyal where he expressed the urgent need for revolutionising the existing Fijian railway network to not only cart cane by rail to the mills but extend it to transport everyday passengers and cargo.

"Using an upgraded rail system in such a manner will relieve pressure on Fijian roads and is fundamental to the long-term sustainable development of Fiji," the statement quoted the AG as saying.

The assessment of the Fijian railway network will also inform the utilisation of the line of credit to the Fiji Sugar Corporation by the EXIM Bank of India. 

Indian Railways is India's State-owned railway system. 

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