The Taxi Driver's Association of the Maldives welcomed the government's decision to increase taxi fares for the greater Male' area.
The Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation officiallSpeakingnced increasing the taxi fares on July 5.
Speakig with Sun, the Secretary of General of the association Ahmed Shamal said that Transport ministry's announcement will greatly decrease the concerns of taxi drivers.
"We hope to hold further discussions with the ministry in the future and find solutions for other concerns of the drivers."
He also stressed that a permanent solution to the concerns would be to introduce taxi meters, and added that discussions were ongoing regarding this.
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The statement by the ministry, noted that the changes were due to the increase in fuel prices.