At the autumn session we intend to initiate and discuss the Draft Code of Administrative Offenses, aiming at the minimization of the pollution of the ambient air due to the vehicles with poor roadworthiness, – the Chair of the Environmental Protection and Natural Resources Committee, Maia Bitadze, stated at the briefing.
She noted that MPs authored a Draft, envisaging stricter sanctions for the failure to acquire the technical inspection certificate, since one of the most acute environmental challenges in Georgia is related to air pollution having a hazardous impact on human health and eco-systems.
“Emission of harmful substances constitutes one source of air pollution. In view to mitigating air pollution entailed by vehicles, various steps have been taken in the recent period, including the development of legal changes on the improvement of the fuel quality, as well as the update of parking. In 2018, we enacted the mandatory technical inspection, though respective challenges still remain. Further improvement of the reform is the very goal of the development of the Draft to ensure the roadworthiness of vehicles and air quality,” Bitadze stated, noting they include updating car parking and improving the traffic conditions.
“I believe that despite the lingering challenges, the Draft will allow the full-scale enactment of the system to gradually eliminate all the gaps,” she added.