Vehicle Emissions Reduction
The major source of air pollution in the urban
areas of Bangladesh is motor vehicles. DoE, therefore, is
implementing a comprehensive vehicle emissions control
program. The program involves the components listed below.
For more information on these components, go to our
Implementation of an Inspection and
An inspection and maintenance program is being designed for
implementation in Dhaka. This program is aimed at gross
polluting diesel vehicles as these have been identified as
the most significant contributors to PM2.5, the major
pollutant of concern in Dhaka.
Improvement of Fuel Quality
DoE is working with stakeholders to improve the quality of
fuel in Bangladesh. A phased plan for fuel quality
improvements in conjunction with tightening emission
standards is being developed. DoE is supporting government
efforts to reduce fuel adulteration.
Diesel Mechanics Training
DoE is implementing a series of training clinics for diesel
bus drivers and mechanics. The drivers/mechanics will be
trained on appropriate maintenance practices for reducing
emissions from diesel vehicles. A series of buses will be
repaired and the types and cost of repair will be reported.
DoE is developing a comprehensive public awareness program,
aiming to educate vehicle owners and the public on the
benefits of regular vehicle maintenance and the potential
problems that are going to emerge as health hazard. In the
meantime, a long term communication action plan has been
undertaken with long term strategic communication for public