Private Sector Invited to Create Bus System

The Ministry of Transport has invited the private sector to participate in establishing a public bus system in Libya.

Abdulrizag Al-Houd, Deputy Transport Minister for Roads and Land Transport, told the Tripoli Chamber of Commerce that it was very important that there is “an introduction of a public transport culture” that has been missing in Libya for decades.

He added that in many other countries the private sector invested in public transport, and there was no reason why this could not be replicated in Libya.

His Ministry is proposing a pilot project of a public bus system in one of Libya’s cities. The Minister noted that if Libya was to host the 2017 African Cup, a public bus system would be required.

(Source: Libya Herald)

(Bus image via Shutterstock)

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