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Sunday, 24 March 2019

Did the government have (another) change of heart on Egypt’s tuk-tuks?

Did the government have (another) change of heart on tuk-tuks? Egypt’s governors are looking into issuing public transport licenses for seven-seater minivans as a replacement for three-wheeled tuk-tuks and plan to push the minivans as alternatives for tuk-tuk drivers, according to a Cabinet statement. The Local Development Ministry will look into providing jobs as minivan drivers under its youth-focused employment initiative, Mashrou3ak. Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouly had ordered in December a temporary freeze on licensing the three-wheel vehicles, but the Alexandria Traffic Authority began in January issuing new licenses.

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