MoC discusses import of electric vehicles

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The Ministry of Commerce held a meeting to import electric vehicles (electric cars, scooters and motorcycles) yesterday.
Deputy Minister U Nyunt Aung said that although the government permitted the import of electric vehicles to reduce fuel energy, carbon emission and environmental pollution and emerge clean transportation system in order to conform with the city’s infrastructure, there was only a few import volume. Therefore, the department concerned should mention the ways to increase the electric vehicles import volume.
He continued that it should review the tax rate for the import of electric vehicles.
He then discussed matters in connexion with the import ratio for motorcycles and electric motorcycles with the opening of showrooms or sale centres, designation of regions for pilot projects, government-private collaborative programmes to establish charging stations and criteria for the import of electric vehicles. — MNA

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