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Despite inflation, public transportation prices will not change

The prices of public transportation will not change. In a note, the government says it will continue to subsidize the price of public transport and will maintain them, "despite inflation and the devaluation of the national currency in recent years".

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"The Executive will continue to subsidize the price of public transport and maintain it, despite inflation and the devaluation of the national currency in recent years," a statement posted on the government's Facebook page reads.

According to Transport Minister Ricardo de Abreu, public transport fares will be maintained for the foreseeable future.

"There will be no change in public transport fares for the foreseeable future. Therefore, we will maintain the tariff of 50 kwanzas for users of public transport until a decision is made to change this tariff," he assured, quoted in the statement.

According to the statement, in order to "protect the public transport operators, who live and use the revenues to finance their costs," the government created a system of "compensation through the reference price for the calculation of the subsidy".

The transport minister also took the opportunity to mention that the capital's bus fleet will be reinforced, announcing the increase of 436 new buses that will join the 314 already existing, under the gradual process of enlargement of the fleet.

"We already have a fairly significant number of these buses that have been distributed. The important thing is to ensure that they are effectively available to the population," he said.

The measure was approved this Monday by the Economic Commission of the Council of Ministers.

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