Friday, March 23, 2007

Romania: Govt invests RON 49.5 mil in auto park renewal

March 2007

The Government will allot this year RON 49.5 M to carrying on the 'Lemon Car Program,' which has the purpose to renew the auto park, the Minister of Environment and Water Management, Sulfina Barbu, said, Nine o' Clock reports.
The repealed car bonus stands at RON 3,000 for each auto vehicle out of use. A number of 16,500 citizens stand to benefit from that bonus during the three stages of this program.

“In 2005 and 2006, carbon dioxide emissions were cut by 700 metric tons, and 29, 717 old cars have been taken out of use. The program proved efficient from the standpoint of both the environmental and traffic safety,” the Environment minister said.The auto vehicle to be repealed must be 12 years old or older and operational.

Citizens willing to benefit from the bonus much choose a manufacturer or importer from the list published on the website of the Environmental Fund Administration (www.afm.ro). The acceptance note from the producer is valid for a period of 30 days.

The list of authorised manufacturers will be available 28 days since the date of March 22, 2007, when the “Procedure for Registration in the Auto Park Renewal Program” will be published in the Official Journal.

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