CE chairs high anti-air pollution commission meeting

By: The Kabul Times

KABUL: Chaired by Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, the meeting of high anti-pollution commission was held yesterday at Sapidar palace.
In the meeting, acting chairman of Afghanistan National Disaster Management Authority by delivering a brief report regarding plans and programs of the authority in connection with reduction of air pollution said a five-year plan for the prevention of air pollution has been prepared and its contents have been sent to all government institutions and both houses of parliament.
He said that part of the air pollution was created by vehicles; therefore, it was necessary that particular technical centers for checking vehicles should be created to prevent those vehicles producing much smoke in the air.
According to representative of the respective authority, work on providing air specification systems is underway the authority is planning to purchase some more air specifying systems in near future when sufficient budget is provided.
The ANDMA acting chairman added that a part of the programs which has been implemented 80 percent in Kabul was the reduction of using woods which has been replaced with gas. Meanwhile, a representative of the ministry of transport and civil aviation said responsibility of vehicles has been recently handed over to the transport ministry, adding that the ministry has not reached to a final conclusion to control the number and type of vehicles in the city.
After hearing reports in connection with air pollution, chief executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah asked all relevant ministries to introduce their representative to ANDMA for cooperation in this regard.
Chief executive also instructed the ministry of finance to provide necessary budget to ANDMA to implement its plans.

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