Ethiopia Has More Than 831,000 Vehicles on Its Streets

The Federal Transport Authority disclosed the number of cars in Ethiopia has exceeded 831,000.

Public Relations and Communications Director with the Authority, Yigzaw Dagnew, commented the number of cars imported had increased as the nation’s and its citizens economy grew.

According to Yigzaw, the number of cars in Ethiopia last year was 708,410, however, it has now reached 831,265.

From the entire number of cars, 62 percent of them are found in the nation’s capital, Addis Ababa.

In the aim of banning old and technically unfit cars, the authority supervised vehicles intensively, Yigzaw explained.

In addition to this, the Authority also submitted a study to the Ministry of Finance and Economic Cooperation to ban import of old vehicles.

Source: Walta Information Center

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