The PAS government is responsible for the imminent increase in public transportation fees in Chișinău, because it allowed for an increase in fuel prices, Chișinău city hall councilman, Alexandr Odițov, has said. His statement was publicized by a number of news agencies controlled by the Socialists. In fact, fuel prices went up as a result of a global increase in energy prices. Moreover, experts warn that public transportation fees were due to be increased gradually in previous years, considering the last price adjustment was operated in 2009.
NEWS: “The PAS government has done absolutely nothing to curb the increase in fuel prices, and for this reason public transportation fees in the capital-city might go up”. The statement was made by PSRM councilman Alexandr Odițov during a meeting of the Chișinău City Hall Council.
“Due to PAS’s inaction, Diesel and regular fuel now cost 28 and 29 lei. The Cabinet of ministers is doing absolutely nothing to stop the increase in fuel prices. ANRE, which is led by people appointed by Plahotniuc, are still in office and none of them are doing anything. Moreover, the Government claims it will not cancel the VAT for fuel this year, because the tax will add more revenue to the state budget from our pockets. If we eliminate the VAT and excise duty on fuel, fuel prices would cost less than 18 lei per liter. The Government says this money goes to the state budget. Meaning they collect revenues from car drivers, as well as from city hall enterprises. In this context, we call on the government to immediately approve regulations according to which the state must subsidize public transportation in the capital Chișinău for 13 categories of public sector employees. At the same time, the Government must pass new provisions regarding enterprises of strategic social importance”, Alexandr Odințov said.