Azerbaijan set to gradually restrict using old, diesel-run cars

Thu 26 Dec 2019 18:03 GMT | 22:03 Local Time

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Azerbaijan is working towards the promotion of environmentally friendly cars, and phased restrictions on using vehicles with an expired life, mainly cars with diesel engines, Head of the Department of Environmental Policy of the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources Rasim Sattarzade told reporters in Baku, Trend reports.

The main goal of the State Program "On Road Safety for 2019-2023" is to ensure safety in the transport sector, said the official.

"The program foresees several areas. One of them is the reduction of negative impacts on the environment and human health. Stimulating the operation of environmentally friendly cars, electric cars, hybrid cars, and other cars operating on alternative fuels, such as LNG, is important from the point of view of a sharp reduction of the number of exhaust emissions into the atmosphere. This is very important in large cities and megacities," Sattarzade said.

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