ADDIS ABEBA – Authorities say they are preparing a vehicle scrappage law that aims to dispose of obsolete vehicles owned by public and government offices.
The regulation is jointly prepared by Public Procurement & Property Disposal Service (PPPDS) and Ministry of Transport.
Vehicle scrappage regulation is usually intended to stimulate the automotive industry.
“It will also help the country ensure road safety,” said Tsewaye Muluneh, Director General of PPPDS during a press briefing on Tuesday.
In addition to banning old vehicle import, Tsewaye said the law would also be key to take obsolete and more polluting vehicles off the road.
The two offices are currently in talks with officials of Ethiopian Customs commission, Transport Authority, and Addis Abeba driver and vehicle licensing and control authority.
The regulation will define criteria as to which cars should be disposed as scrap and which to continue giving services, among others.
The Transport Authority will be in charge of preparing the regulation. The regulation could be approved in a month-time, according to the spokesperson office of PPPDS.
By Mhret G/kristos