Saigoneer

BackSociety » Development » As New Emission Standard Deadline Approaches, Vietnam May Not Be Ready

As New Emission Standard Deadline Approaches, Vietnam May Not Be Ready

Even though Vietnam has already set a deadline to comply with European level 4 exhaust emission standards (Euro 4), whether the new legislation is feasible remains unclear.

VietnamNet reports that many drivers are still unaware of the new standards, which cap the limit for exhaust emissions from new vehicles. However, even those who are aware of the change in regulations – including automobile associations and businesses – worry about the lack of proper Euro 4 fuel available in Vietnam.

Vu Hoang, a car owner from Hanoi’s Cau Giay District, told VietnamNet: “In order to meet the requirement, we need appropriate fuel but we do not know exactly which kind of fuel meets the new standard.”

According to the news outlet, the Ministry of Science and Transportation is responsible for issuing a set of nationwide technical standards regarding petrol, diesel fuel and biofuel in order to meet the Euro 4 standard. However, with a month to go before the change, these guidelines have not yet been released.

Moreover, to run a Euro 4 engine with Euro 2 fuel – currently the most consumed type of fuel in Vietnam – is inefficient.

“Euro 4 engines are designed to have different fuel injection and exhaust systems compared with Euro 2. And the gas filtration system is also different,” Tran Tan Trung, director of Audi distributor Lien A International, shared with VietnamNet in another article.

Yoshihisa Maruta, chairman of the Vietnam Automobile Manufacturers’ Association, believes that without clear technical standards on fuel quality and suitable fuel supplies, the deadline for the application of the Euro 4 standard should be extended, reports VietnamNet.

The country has been preparing the new legislation for four years as part of a larger effort to help the transportation industry go green.


Related Articles:

Vietnam Buys 8,000 New Motorbikes, 750 Cars a Day

[Video] Hanoi's Pollution Heading Toward Airmaggedon

Saigon’s Traffic Nightmare: Challenges and Potential Solutions


Related Articles

in Development

5 Buildings That Will Rise Above Saigon in 2016

Though change has always been fast in Saigon, 2015 was a big year for the city's development, as new skyscrapers, shopping malls and infrastructure projects sprouted all over town. While some structur...

in Development

A Vietnam-Laos Railway Could Be on the Horizon

Late last month, Deputy Minister of Transport Nguyen Ngoc Dong announced the launch of a feasibility study which will explore the possibility of a railway connecting Vientiane with coastal Vung Ang in...

in Development

As Myanmar Grows, Yangon Balances History With Modern Development

Yangon has one of the most intact historic cityscapes in Southeast Asia, and under the current government administration, new development is rising fast. While deliberating over how to develop, Yangon...

in Development

Asia's Megacities Face Development Trade-off

The coupling of massive urban migration with heady economic development is hampering the sustainable progress of East and Southeast Asian megacities.

in Development

Bac Ninh Flush With Samsung Cash, But Is It Sustainable?

Samsung’s investment has transformed Bac Ninh province into Vietnam's second-largest exporting center, dramatically boosting the earnings of the local community. 

in Development

Behind the Cover: 'Da Nang: COASTAL City' to Hit Bookshelves Next Month

Next month, German editor Michael Waibel will release Da Nang: COASTAL City, the third in a series of large-format photo books dedicated to documenting the development and vibrancy of Vietnam. In conj...