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Emission test app launched to boost control over air pollution

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    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Wed, August 14, 2019   /  09:34 am
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Jakarta Environment Agency officers check four-wheeled vehicles during an emissions test at the West Jakarta municipality office on March 12. (kompas.com/Tatang Guritno)

As the perennial and alarming issue of air pollution in the capital has been under public scrutiny for the past few years, the city administration has introduced an emission test mobile application to improve the monitoring of fuel combustion effectiveness and of pollutants emitted in a vehicle’s exhaust. At the launch ceremony on Tuesday, Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan said the application, named E-UJI EMISI, would go hand in hand with the taxation, legal licensing and parking system in accordance with the integration concept of a smart city. “We are reviewing the scheme of providing incentives to those who pass the test through tax relief, parking fee reductions and better access to renewing vehicle registration documents,” he said. Anies added that all private and public vehicles operating in Jakarta would be required to complete emission tests startin...