Provincial letters to be eliminated from vehicle number plates

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The Cabinet of Ministers approved the process to issue vehicle number places by eliminating the provincial letters.

According to a statement from the Department of Government Information letters to identify provinces are added to the number plate when registering vehicles which in turn makes it easy during the vehicular emission tests and annual revenue license issuance.

It said the decision to eliminate the provincial letters was made as customers and the Department of Motor Traffic encounter many difficulties when number plates have to be changed at each instance the right of ownership of vehicles are transferred between provinces.

Since a unique number is issued to each registered vehicle at its registration, the identity of each vehicle can be easily recognized across the departmental database, it added.