17 Aug 2006

Fiji transport minister not convinced local taxis need to increase fares

10:33 am on 17 August 2006

Fiji's Minister for Tourism and Transport Tomasi Vuetilovoni says he needs to be convinced by the Taxi Union on the need to increase taxi fares.

Mr Vuetilovoni told the Fiji Times that they really need to convince him that they are really struggling to meet costs.

He says at the moment he has not received anything yet from the Union and he is looking forward to what plans they have.

Taxi operators are seeking an increase in taxi fares as they brace for another expected fuel price hike next month.