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Sunday, 8 September 2019

Madbouly: Tuk-tuks are out, natgas-operated minivans are in

The next phase in the war on tuk-tuks: Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouly launched on Thursday a project that will replace tuk-tuks with minivans that run on natural gas — what he perceives to be a safer method of transportation, according to an official statement. The Finance Ministry will be in charge of implementing the project and discussions have already been scheduled with tuk-tuk manufacturers to switch their production lines to minivans. The plan to phase out tuk-tuks has been in the pipeline for a while, with the Industrial Development Authority ending licenses for manufacturers and assemblers back in April.

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