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Half million US$ Fire Engine arriving in TRNC soon

13 November 2013

The purchase of a riot control vehicle (TOMA) ordered by the last UBP government was rejected by public demand, once the government was voted out of power.

Apparently, the  CTP/DP coalition could not cancel the order without incurring penalties and instead, arranged for the unwanted riot control vehicle to be converted into a fire fighting truck.

However, this conversion did not come cheap. The two fire fighting trucks currently owned by the TRNC cost US$ 214,000 each.

The new riot control vehicle cost US$ 333,000 and modifications cost an extra US$ 150,000 bringing the total cost of the exercise to US$ 483,000.

Now attention is focused on the vehicle which is due to arrive in the near future, to see if all riot control facilities have been stripped off.

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