$11.7b mooted for diesel phase-out
The department said the proposal will reduce vehicle emissions of respirable suspended particulates and nitrogen oxides by 80% and 30%.
As at the end of March, there were 131,200 registered diesel commercial vehicles in Hong Kong, of which 84,600 were pre-Euro IV.
If approved by the council, a new regulation will be proposed under the Air Pollution Control Ordinance, imposing requirements for granting vehicle licenses under the Road Traffic Ordinance.
The proposed regulation will then be tabled to the council in late October or early November for negative vetting, to be implemented in the first quarter of 2014.
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