Three million vehicles ply Egyptian roads
A total of 3.1 million vehicles currently circulate the roads of Egypt, according to a survey conducted by the Ministry of Interior during the month of May 2001. These figures indicate a 2.4 percent rise from May 2000.
Of this total, private automobiles constituted 45 percent, or 1.4 million automobiles — a five percent rise compared to the previous year. Public transport vehicles totaled 556,000, reflecting a one percent increase over last year.
During the month of May 2001, the number of newly licensed private cars stood at 654,000, up 35 percent from the previous month of April 2001, when this figure stood at 485,000. Nonetheless, this also represents a drop of 23 percent from May 2000, when 851,000 new private vehicles were licensed. — (Mena Report)
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