Transport Ministry Taking Steps to Implement Cess on Vehicles that Move Aggregates


Minister of Transport and Works, Mike Henry, has informed that the Ministry is taking the necessary steps for the implementation of a cess on vehicles involved in the movement of aggregates on the nation’s road.
He was responding to questions from Member of Parliament for Eastern St. Thomas, Dr. Fenton Ferguson, in the House of Representatives on(Jan. 29), about the state of the proposed policy.
The Minister said he could not, at this time, give a timeline for the implementation of the policy, as consideration must be given to legislative issues, regulations for commercial and private vehicles “as well as funding to implement and establish facilities for the execution of commercial vehicle weight limits and enforcement activities island-wide.”
He, however, assured the House that concrete preliminary action will be seen early in the new financial year, 2008/09.
According to Minister Henry, the policy will “without a doubt ensure that funds garnered in this way are used for the purpose of road maintenance.”

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