Executive Summary Greater Suva Area Pre-Feasibility Study – Urban Transport
October 10, 2012
The Government’s Peoples Charter for Change, Peace and Progress, 2008, has a vision for rebuilding Fiji that includes amongst other objectives, “uplifting of the disadvantaged in all communities”. Against this background, the four Councils of Suva, Lami, Nasinu and Nausori have a shared vision for the Greater Suva Area (GSA) to become a “well served and economically vibrant” urban area. In this context, these Councils sought assistance from the Cities Development Initiative for Asia (CDIA) to prepare a program of investment which will assist them in realising this shared vision.
The ensuing CDIA study prepared a Medium Term Infrastructure Investment Program (MTIIP) covering eight priority projects in four sectors, namely: urban transport, drainage and flood management, wastewater management and solid waste management. From this project list, two high priority projects in: (i) urban transport and (ii) drainage and flood management were selected by stakeholders to move forward to the Pre-Feasibility Study (PFS) phase. This Report documents the PFS for the Greater Suva Area (GSA) Sustainable Urban Transport project and in doing so, provides a basis for developing an integrated, inclusive and sustainable urban transport sector for the GSA. It provides the basis for addressing the technical, institutional, financial, economic, social, environmental and climate change factors related to this sector.