BEIRUT — The Traffic and Vehicles Management Authority on Thursday called on people wishing to register at the Vehicle Registration Center in Dekwaneh (known as the Nafaa) to book appointments via its website, the state-run National News Agency reported.
After closing for over six months after a corruption probe, some car registration centers in Lebanon reopened in April.
The centers had partially resumed work in Dekwaneh and in other regions across the country. The centers have been operating three days a week, welcoming cars according to their chassis numbers.
Starting Thursday, individuals wishing to register their vehicles at the Vehicle Registration Center in Dekwaneh can book appointments on the website www.tmo.gov.lb, for Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, according to the NNA.
Centers in Zahle, Sidon and Nabatieh will also reopen car registration, with the exception of transactions for transferring ownership of vehicles and selling out-of-service vehicles. They too will operate on the above-mentioned days, and do not require an appointment in advance.
As for Tripoli's Vehicle Registration Center, work is still currently suspended, the Management Authority said.
Numerous arrest warrants had been issued as part of a wide-ranging investigation into alleged corruption in vehicle registration centers. Several high-ranking employees are being prosecuted, including Hoda Salloum, the general director of the road traffic department.
Arrests have also been made among employees in Mount Lebanon districts. Officials in those departments, especially in Baabda and Metn who allegedly amassed huge sums through bribes from taxpayers, are currently being prosecuted.