Albania will ban imports of cars produced before 2009, released the country’s Tourism and Environment Minister Blendi Klosi. This step of the government is aimed at reducing air pollution in the country. The Minister specified that the measure is in the interest of the citizens, as old cars are one of the biggest polluters.
“We will ban the import of cars older than ten years. Cars produced before 2009 will not be allowed to enter Albania”, said Blendi Klosi.
In his words, this is done in order to have a cleaner environment and to reduce air pollution. An old car emits four times more green gas emissions than a new one. This is not in the interest of the citizens and certainly affects the pollution of the environment, according to the minister.
According to the government this will stimulate the tourism and the economy as whole. The country also plant to introduce finance aids for buying news cars, tax reliefs and other stimulus for the citizens.
Albania, on Southeastern Europe’s Balkan Peninsula, is a small country with Adriatic and Ionian coastlines and an interior crossed by the Albanian Alps.