Gov't spending $650 million to purchase licence plates
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.