Motorbikes in HCM City. The volume of vehicle emissions is expected to increase to more than 44 million tonnes by 2030 if the city does not implement solutions to reduce air pollution. — VNS Photo Gia Lộc HCM CITY — HCM City is carrying out multiple methods and programmes to reduce air pollution and CO2 emissions in its aim to create a “clean, green and beautiful” city. Nguyễn Thị Thanh Mỹ, deputy director of the city Department of Natural Resources and Environment, said that environmental programmes implemented since 2016 aim to reduce 70 per cent of the total volume of emissions by transport. The department has called on the public to use public transport instead of individual vehicles and to use E5 bio-fuel, a mix of RON 92 (95 per cent) and bio-fuel ethanol (5 per cent), which has replaced RON 92 and co-exists with A95. Bùi Hòa An, deputy director of the city Department of Transport, said the department has worked with many transport enterprises to replace old polluting buses and put 1,680 new buses into use on 52 streets. Of the new buses, 500 use compressed natural gas (CNG) that is more environmentally friendly. The number of buses with CNG accounts for 20 per cent of the city’s total buses of 2,595. They do not emit dust and smoke and save 30 per… Read full this story
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