Kuwait MP: Charge expat motorists KD1,200 a year

A Kuwaiti lawmaker has called for imposing an annual fee of 1,200 Kuwaiti dinars on all expatriates who have driving licences. Foreigners already pay KD12 annually as municipality fees, which is incorporated into their water and electricity bills.

MP Khalid Al Otaibi said the fees would help stem the growth in the number of vehicles on Kuwaiti roads, “a phenomenon that has caused serious problems and impacted people’s interests”.

Under his suggestion, only family drivers should be exempted from the annual fee. In other suggestions targeting foreigners, MP Saleh Ashoor said expatriates should be made to pay fixed fees for public services.

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Source Credit: Khaleej Times
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