Government encourages bio-gasoline consumption

Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai has instructed some ministries to build a national level media program to publicize ethanol gasoline E5 and encourage residents to consume the blend in all provinces and cities by the end of this year.

The Ministry of Industry and Trade has been ordered to work with the Ministry of Information and Communications and the Ministry of Science and Technology to launch the program.

The blend has been marketed in eights provinces and cities including Quang Ngai, Da Nang, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hai Phong, Ba Ria-Vung Tau, Can Tho and Quang Nam. It is a transitional phase to nationwide consumption from December 1 this year as per a Government project.

Therefore, Deputy Minister Hai instructed central and local agencies together with wholesale businesses to drastically implement the project as per schedule.

Via the program, they should make clear gasoline E5 quality and benefits so that consumers can feel secure when filling it.

Wholesale businesses should speed up the construction of gasoline E5 production establishments and set up more fuel filling stations. The bio blend must be available at 50 percent of their station networks in the eight provinces and cities by November 30.

Government agencies in these areas must fill gasoline E5 when local stations can provide the fuel sufficiently.

By Lam Nguyen – Translated by Hai Mien

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