People wait in line at the vehicle inspection center in Hadath, Wednesday, April 22, 2015. (The Daily Star/Khalil Hassan)
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The government netted over LL123 billion ($82 million) in annual vehicle fees during an amnesty on delinquent payments between November 2016 and Monday this week.Director-General of the Traffic and Vehicles Management Authority Hoda Salloum told The Daily Star Thursday that during the exemption period between Nov. 27, 2016, and Feb. 27, 2017, some 491,000 vehicle fees were paid."Over the last three months, LL123 billion was paid to the government in mecanique fees," Salloum said.She explained that in comparison to the 491,000 vehicle mecanique fees paid during the three-month period, fees for 707,000 vehicles were paid in the 10 months of 2016 prior to the center closures.
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