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MP proposes one car per expat, no fuel subsidies
March 19, 2014, 9:25 am

A lawmaker is preparing a bill includ- ing regulations which he says can help address the traffic problem in Kuwait, based on restrict- ing expatriates’ freedom of car ownership and transportation. The proposal that MP Kamel Al- Awadhi spoke about to Al-Rai daily calls for banning expatriates from owning more than one car, while removing fuel subsidies for expatri- ates.

The lawmaker also proposes restrictions on Kuwaiti drivers, including fees paid for every extra vehicle aside from those owned by the parents, children and a single driver’s use. He also proposes disallowing domestic workers from having a driving license or car. The proposal also calls for establishing two kinds of taxi companies - one that works on demand and another that operates roaming taxis “that are not allowed to ply main roads”.

Awadhi added that his proposals are based on a survey covering ‘different samples’ from the Kuwait community that does not include mem- bers of the executive and legislative authorities.


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