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Gov't spending $650 million to purchase licence plates

Published:Wednesday | June 7, 2017 | 6:50 AM

The Government is to spend $650 million to buy motor vehicle licence plates.

A ministry paper tabled in Parliament yesterday states that the Cabinet has approved the two-year contract to Musson Jamaica Limited for the procurement of the license plates.

The document states that the Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) needed to renew the contract to ensure a continued supply of licence plates, pending the implementation of revised Road Traffic Act.

It notes that the TAJ is moving to a system of introducing camera licence plates that can be read from a distance using Radio Frequency Identification Technology.

However, the transition to the new licence plates system has not yet been completed.