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Ban On Idling Vehicles Likely

HK Standard – (2008-07-14 13:46:38)

The green policy to ban idling vehicle engines look set to be launched within the next 12 months, Secretary for Environment Edward Yau Tang-wah said today.

Yau said both the public and the district councils had come to a consensus that Hong Kong had to move ahead with the policy to protect the environment despite the concerns expressed by the transport sector.

A five-month public consultation on the proposal to ban idling vehicle engines ended in March.

The government document suggests if a driver does not switch off his vehicle’s engine when it is idle, he will fined HK$320.

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