Assomada, Oct 11 (Inforpress) – The Assomada/Praia route and vice versa from the 15th of October will be increased by 50 escudos, that is, from 250 to 300, according to the new price list released by the Hiace Drivers Association of Santa Catarina.
The new list price, which will go into effect this Friday, 15th, as reported today to Inforpress, one of the owners of Hiace Mário Jorge Borges, has “strong support” from the National Association of Professional Drivers and the Union represents the class.
“The price increase is due to the increase in fuel and the increase in the cost of living and the unsustainability of the service [interurban collective transport of passengers] we provide”, justified the president of the Hiace Drivers Association of Santa Catarina.
This service, which, according to him, is provided to the State of Cabo Verde through licensing for this purpose, has harmed the owners who have had more expenses than profit. Faced with this situation, the driver also recalled that the Association he heads sent a proposal to the Multisectoral Regulatory Agency for the Economy (ARME) which sent the Directorate-General for Road Transport (DGTR), which informed them that the update of transport prices it falls within the competence of Parliament.