jueves, septiembre 08, 2005
DR1: Transit Restriction Will not be Applied
The government decided yesterday not to restrict the circulation of vehicles on Wednesdays and Thursdays as had been announced last week. According to a report in Diario Libre, the Minister of Industry and Commerce, Francisco Javier Castillo said that the need to save fuel remains, but the measures that were going to be established, of limiting circulation on Wednesdays and Thursdays according to the license plate numbers were abolished. Other measures are to be expected but not necessarily that one. The government's decision to abolish the measure comes as a result of the agreements reached in the Petro-Caribbean summit in Jamaica earlier this week. Listin Diario adds that President Leonel Fernandez has called a meeting of the National Energy Commission to study all the measures that could be implemented to reduce fuel consumption without hindering the normal development of daily activities .