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Minister admits to not reaching reforms target

TRANSPORT and Public Works Minister Tolga Atakan has admitted missing the target of reforms during his first 15 months in offiice, but said he is still pursuing them as part of the ne coalition.

Minister admits to not reaching reforms target

Mr Atakan, one of three ministers to retain their Cabinet seats when the four-way coalition collapsed and was replaced by a Nationl Unity Party-People's Party (UBP-HP) government, said “difficulty accessing resources” meant the previous administration had been “unable to achieve what they dreamed of”, and that his ministry had been the most affected by that.

However he said his vision to “resolve chronic problems and take steps required by the technological advancements of the age in order to make people's lives easier” was unchanged.

He said he hoped the situation would now be reversed, and that he would continue to pursue and bring to fruition projects started under the previous government, including moves to switch to automated vehicle documentation and to update legislation in the sector.

Speaking to the country's Tak news agency about his “diagnosis” of the country's traffic problems, Mr Atakan said the issue was a multi-faceted one, and that the TRNC faced shortfalls in “most” of those facets.

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