The Land Transport Authority has signed contracts with four more companies to be the Authorized Motor Vehicle Inspection Agencies.
The LTA signed the contract with Asco Motors Labasa, Carpenters Motors Lautoka, Motorex Nadi and Kia Motors Suva.
During the official signing of the contract at the Land Transport Authority, Boardroom, the LTA board chairperson, Vijay Maharaj, told the newly authorized agencies to always ensure compliance while conducting vehicle inspections.
Additionally, Maharaj said that LTA had come a long way in terms of consultations, feasibility studies, benchmarking and setting of required standards in the project AMVIA since 2016.
“The main goal is for LTA to improve its services and decentralize vehicle inspections in order to achieve more efficient customer turnaround time,” Maharaj said.
“The outsourcing of vehicle inspections will also ensure transparency and enable the LTA to fulfil to its maximum potential its role as a Regulatory body.”
Moreover, outsourcing of vehicle inspection is also aimed at enhancing productivity and improving vehicle inspection standards through the use of technology and equipment.
“Currently, the LTA is working on the 1st and 2nd phases of the AMVIA outsourcing which have been awarded through due tender process with an emphasis on strategic locations,” he said.
“The 3rd phase for this project will begin later once the LTA Engineering team has monitored the operations for the 1st and 2nd phases agencies and determine the need if any for additional agencies in specific locations.
Maharaj also thanked the efforts by individuals, stakeholders and applicants who have collectively worked together to make this v enture fruitful.
The contracts with the four companies officially confirm the complying agencies as authorized AMVIA’s as they have met 85% compliance level. However, the vehicle inspections will commence once the agency meets 100% compliance.