This photo taken on April 2, 2015 shows the harbour of the Algerian capital northwest of Algiers. / AFP / Farouk Batiche
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Algeria plans huge hikes to the fees for identity papers, passports and driving licenses, according to an official document seen by Reuters, as the government tries to ease pressure on state finances and secure new revenue sources.Under the plan, the cost of a 28-page passport will go up 66.6 percent to 10,000 dinars from 6,000 dinars now, while the cost of the 48-page version will climb 315 percent to 50,000 dinars, the document shows.Algerians now pay 200 dinars for the delivery of a driving license, but the planned increases in duty will take the cost of a license for small cars to 15,000 dinars and the license for large vehicles to 30,000 dinars.
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