|Mechanics check a motorbike's emission in Hà Nội on Monday. The city' launched a scheme offering free emission evaluation for motorbikes until the end of November. — VNA/VNS Photo Tuấn Đức
HÀ NỘI — Owners of motorbikes in Hà Nội can get a free emission evaluation until November 30 as part of the city's scheme to improve air quality.
Starting on November 12, the scheme includes major activities such as checking emissions, removing abandoned vehicles, supporting the exchange for new motorbikes, and compiling a survey on impacts of the emission evaluation policy.
Owners of motorbikes that were registered before 2002 and belong to five brands of Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki, Piaggio, and SYM, can bring their motorbikes to eight evaluation stations in Hoàn Kiếm, Hai Bà Trưng, Đống Đa, Cầu Giấy, Thanh Xuân và Hà Đông districts.
If their motorbikes meet a number of requirements, including registration in Hà Nội and have full parts, they will receive support of up to VNĐ4 million (US$ 176) to buy to a new vehicle.
Owners of motorbikes registered before 2017 will receive free oil cans, while those that do not satisfy emission standards will receive maintenance coupons with a value of VNĐ 200,000 at maximum.
Hà Nội has about 5.7 million registered motorbikes, many of which were made before 2000. — VNS