Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 24
By Emil Ismayilov - Trend:
The decision on applying Euro-4 ecological standard is related to the growth of car imports to the country which negatively affects the environment and public health, the head of State Committee on Standardization, Meteorology and Patent, Ramiz Hasanov said at a press conference on Jan.24.
The committee head said that around 100,000 cars were imported into the country, over 50,000 of which were used cars. These figures were equal to 64,000 and 27,000 respectively in 2011.
"This is a great figure, which implies the impact of growth on the environment and public health," Hasanov said.
Translated by L.Z.
Edited by C.N.