SI Gov’t told to cut vehicle imports
Quoting the Solomon Star newspaper – 28 February 2018
“The number of imported vehicles continues to increase yearly and will need further regulations to curb the rise.
“That’s according to the Ministry of Finance and Treasury principal statistician Henry Risoni.
“He was sharing his views in light of the increasing number of vehicles in Honiara city and other provincial centres.
“Raisoni said in 2016, a total of 2,383 were imported. Figures for last year are still being compiled.
“That figure is relatively high considering the bad state of the roads in our city and towns,” he said.
“Our country is very small and our road infrastructure is not good enough but vehicle imports has been unbelievably higher,” Raisoni added.
“Government should come up with a strict policy to minimize the number of imported vehicles per year, because this is also a contributing factor to the ongoing traffic jam.
“Nearly every week we have vehicles coming in from overseas, despite the bad state of our roads.”
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