Japan funds purchase of digital emissions testers for LTA

Japan funds purchase of digital emissions testers for LTA

By Shanil Singh
Friday 26/03/2021
Simpson adds protecting the health of Fijians is also a major priority.

The Land Transport Authority of Fiji has signed a grant agreement with the Government of Japan to fund the acquisition of digital emissions testers which will be used to measure tailpipe emissions of all classes of vehicles in Fiji.

LTA CEO Samuel Simpson says the new emission testers will enable them to better tackle the pressing issue of air pollution caused by vehicle emissions.

Simpson says this new equipment will be a game changer as it will enable them to accurately measure the composition of tailpipe emissions for Nitrogen Oxide, Particulate Matter, Carbon Monoxide, Oxygen and Hydrocarbons and other greenhouse gases which are major contributing factors in exacerbating climate change.

He says the emission testers will not be limited to a specific type of vehicle and will be able to measure the tailpipe emissions of petrol, diesel and gas powered vehicles.

Simpson adds protecting the health of Fijians is also a major priority.

He says vehicles that do not pass the emissions test will not be permitted to be used on the roads and a transition period will be established until full emissions testing begins to allow drivers to get their tailpipe emissions within acceptable levels.

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