SUVA, Feb. 6 (Xinhua) -- In an effort to keep Fijians and tourists in Suva, capital of Fiji safe, new CCTV cameras have been installed.
According to Fiji Broadcasting Corporation (FBC) , the Suva City Council (SCC) Chair Isikeli Tikoduadua said on Thursday that the council has installed 98 closed-circuit television (CCTV) camera units.
He said the surveillance has been increased to ensure Fijians are protected on the streets especially in high crime areas.
Tikoduadua said in order to fight crime, technology needed to be used as this would act as a deterrent to those wanting to commit criminal activities.
Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro said they were working with the Suva City Council to include feed from some CCTV cameras into their command center at the police station in Suva.
The SCC confirmed that another 20 CCTV cameras will be installed in Suva in coming months.
Fijian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Defence and National Security Inia Seruiratu said earlier that there will be improved lighting in Suva to address rising crimes.