Urgent measures, which will be implemented as soon as possible to help reduce air pollution in Serbia, were agreed upon at the first meeting of the environmental working group.
Prime Minister Ana Brnabic indicated that the Serbian government is already working on the implementation of new measures. Some of the priorities include the adoption of the National Emission Reduction Plan (NERP).
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It was also agreed for the state to grant subsidies for the purchase of electric and hybrid vehicles and, in this context, to install electric chargers on roads. Such chargers already exist at toll stations in Subotica, Sid, Dimitrovgrad, Presevo and Bubanj Potok and should be installed at three other points in the next two months at the latest: at the Vrcin toll station and two at Nis toll station.
The reforestation of Serbia is also one of the priorities. Minister of Environmental Protection, Goran Trivan underlined that the process of reforestation is already underway and that everything is ready for the reforestation to be carried out throughout the country.
At the meeting it was also discussed how to make urban thermal power plants to use less fossil fuel and more biomass in their daily operation.
Several local governments have also already signed on to implement the project titled “Promoting the use of renewable energy sources – Developing the biomass market”.
Particular emphasis has been placed on the situation in Belgrade and the development of the smart city concept.
The meeting in the government building was attended by health and energy ministers Zlatibor Loncar and Aleksandar Antic respectively, the mayor of Belgrade Zoran Radojicic, the director of police Vladimir Rebic and representatives of government and city institutions.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the concentration of harmful particles in the air is currently close to average values for this time of year and there is no cause for concern.
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