Private sector assistance is being sought for a nation wide motor vehicle emission reduction programme that will get off ground in January next year.
In a phased out project, extended till June, all of the 1.5 mn-registered vehicles on Sri Lankas roads are being geared to meet with emission criteria laid out by law. rn
rnThe Registrar of Motor Vehicles (RMV) will issue an emission compliance certificate for vehicles that fall in line with a standard laid out by the Central Environment Authority (CEA).rn
rnldblquote By July, in keeping with the amended regulations in the Motor Traffic Act, new licences will be issued only if the vehicles have obtained the compliance certificate
dblquote , Director of the Global Environment Facility at the Environment Ministry, D.M. Batagoda said.rn
rnNationwide vehicle service and testing centres are to be set up at district level for upgrading the vehicles in a particular area to be in line with the specified standards.rn
rnldblquote The setting up of the accre