Govt to raise standards to improve air quality [News]
By Channel NewsAsia, 12 Mar 2013.
Environment and Water Resources Minister Vivian Balakrishnan announced that the government will be enhancing standards to improve air quality in Singapore.
The government will impose Euro V emissions standards for new diesel vehicles starting from 1 January next year.
Currently, there are around 3,400 Euro V-compliant diesel vehicles on the roads.
Dr Balakrishnan said in Parliament more needs to be done as existing old diesel vehicles are a major source of pollution.
To incentivise the owners of old diesel commercial vehicles to retire and upgrade their old vehicles, a new Early Turnover Scheme will be implemented.
More details will be provided in the next two months.
The emissions standard for all new motorcycles will also be raised from 1 October 2014.
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Source: Channel NewsAsia