Need for vehicle fuel policy stressed

  • Lawmaker says a technical solution to pollution should be sought

Kathmandu, August 15

The 6th Kathmandu Sustainable Urban Mobility Forum: Need for Vehicle Fuel Policy was organised here today to initiate policy dialogue on enhancing partnership and collaboration among stakeholders and to share initiatives and best practices on sustainable urban mobility.

The forum, which focused on the need for fuel policy, was organised by Clean Energy Nepal, Clean Air Network Nepal and UNEP.

Speaking at the forum, Joint Secretary at the Ministry of Population and Environment Ram Prasad Lamsal said stakeholders should promote sustainable transport system in the country.

Similarly, Lawmaker Geeta Chhetri said apart from efforts to reduce air pollution, technical solutions to the problem should also be sought.

Likewise, Programme Manager of Clean Energy Nepal Rajan Thapa stressed on adopting cleaner fuel and vehicle emission standards by improving vehicle fuel economy and developing cleaner and efficient vehicle fuel policy for Nepal.

Programme Coordinator of CEN Rassu Manandhar presented an overview of transport policies in Nepal. She also shed light on strategies and targets for sustainable urban transport in the country.

More than 60 participants from international, national and local governmental agencies, transport entrepreneurs, urban planners, academia, private sector and mediapersons participated in the forum.