21 Feb 2018

Fiji traffic woes seen as impacting the economy

From , 6:03 am on 21 February 2018

The former governor of the Reserve Bank of Fiji is warning the economic costs of traffic congestion will skyrocket if the matter is not dealt with now.

Savenaca Narube says there are many more cars plus the roads are not well equipped to deal with it.

He says since 2011, total new registration of vehicles has tripled and there's been a big increase in the number of reconditioned hybrid cars.

Mr Narube, who is now the leader of new opposition party, Unity Fiji,  told Sara Vui-Talitu about the ongoing impacts from being stuck in traffic.

Traffic in Suva

Traffic in Suva Photo: WikiCommons