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Ministry of Transport Seychelles
Minister Derjacques (right) and PS Andre

Government liberalises private transport sector

As of next year private bus operators will be allowed to provide transportation to the public alongside the Seychelles Public Transport Corporation, now that the Cabinet of Ministers has decided to allow private sector involvement in public transportation, a sector where the SPTC has a monopoly for over 40 years.

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Minister Derjacques presenting Ms Ah-Shung with a small token

Transport minister congratulates Emma Ah-Shung on her noteworthy academic achievement

Emma Ah-Shung, a policy analyst who joined the Ministry of Transport in February this year, recently completed her studies with Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation and graduated with a BA (Hons) First Class Honours in International Relations.

For this noteworthy academic achievement, Minister Antony Derjacques took time out of his busy schedule to personally congratulate Ms Ah-Shung and express his joy by saying “the ministry is proud of your achievements and wishes to extend this small token of appreciation to you. You made the ministry proud and we look forward to see more of your achievements with us.”

West coast road improvement to kick off soon

The Ministry of Transport has said it intends to fast track the west coast road improvement project.

The project team met on March 28, 2022 for the purpose of finalising the project plan in accordance with way leaves obtained, and met again on April 7, 2022, this time along with the Minister of Transport, Antony Derjacques and sponsors in order to finalise the process of the project, which includes the department of land transport’s submission of relevant documents along with the project plan to the planning authority.

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SLTA continues to improve road infrastructure on Praslin

The Ministry of Transport in collaboration with the Seychelles Land Transport Agency have said that resurfacing work of both primary and secondary roads on Praslin officially resumed on March 30, 2022.

Work began early in the morning on the Consolation road, starting at the Coco-de- mer hotel and is meant to reach all the way to Chateau de Feuilles hotel when completed.

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Travel Authorization now free of charge for Seychelles passport holders

As of yesterday March 31, 2022, Seychellois citizens no longer have to pay for a Travel Authorization when travelling home on their Seychelles passport, the Minister for Transport, Antony Derjacques, has announced.

This means that they will now submit their documents via the Seychelles Travel Authorization platform free of charge.

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Past STOA chairperson, Godfrey Bonnelame receiving a token of appreciation from current chairman Frank Kilindo (Photos: Joena Meme)

Seychelles Taxi Operators Association (STOA) annual general meeting

Illegal transfers remain a frustrating issue for local taxi operators

After years of complaining and providing evidence to the concerned authorities, precisely the Seychelles Licensing Authority (SLA) and the ministry responsible for transport, local taxi operators are still being robbed of their daily bread through illegal transfers by un-authorised individuals, or groups operating mainly at the international airport, and the Inter-Island Quay.

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