Azerbaijan bans government agencies from buying used cars

March 20, 2022 08:30 (UTC+04:00)

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By trend

Azerbaijani Prime Minister Ali Asadov signed a decree prohibiting the purchase of service cars, special and other vehicles for use (operation) by departments, enterprises and organizations financed from the state budget in Azerbaijan, Trend reports.

The ban will not apply to military structures, state security services, foreign intelligence services, law enforcement and prosecutor’s offices.

Respective changes have been made to the Decree of the Cabinet of Ministers “On improving the rules for the use of vehicles in departments, enterprises and organizations financed from the state budget of Azerbaijan”.

The amendments provide for spending funds, allocated annually from the state budget for the maintenance of each vehicle (suitable for operation), available on the balance sheet of departments, enterprises and organizations financed from the state budget, to the purchase of motor vehicle spare parts and repairs.

It is envisaged to spend the mentioned funds in the amount of 30% of the cost of fuel, calculated according to the basic linear fuel consumption rates for a service life of up to five years, and in the amount of 40% – with a life of five years or more in accordance with the monthly mileage limit.

Before the changes, funds for the purchase of spare parts and routine repairs of vehicles were allocated at 30% of the cost of fuel, calculated according to the basic linear fuel consumption rates in accordance with the monthly mileage limit .

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Ashley C. Reynolds