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Some 2.5 million carburetor-equipped motorcycles ply Tehran’s almost permanently clogged roads.
Some 2.5 million carburetor-equipped motorcycles ply Tehran’s almost permanently clogged roads.
Thursday, June 14, 2018

Green Policy in Final Throes

Industries and interior ministers have called on the first vice president to give the green light to issuing license plates for 9,543 carburetor-equipped motorcycles. The two-wheelers’ production was banned in 2016
Citizens and environmentalists are of the opinion that the airing of concerns by makers over “financial losses and the jobs to be lost” is a bid to bludgeon the government into yielding to their excessive demands which could compromise the public health o
Thursday, June 14, 2018

Green Policy in Final Throes

Since implementing a ban on the production of carburetor-equipped motorcycles, numerous attempts have been made to kill the mandate; the most recent of which is a formal request signed by two Cabinet members demanding license plates to be issued for a rather large number of carburetor-equipped two-wheelers.
Seemingly the government is backtracking on its promises with regard to green policies that were to preserve the environment, curb air pollution and enhance the quality of urban life.
As reported by ISNA, Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani-Fazli and Industries Minister Mohammad Shariatmadari have of late written a letter to First Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri, asking for the issuance of license plates for 9,543 carburetor-equipped motorcycles—a request that falls in sharp contrast with the ban issued on their production during President Hassan Rouhani’s first tenure.

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