Env’t Ministry pauses ‘scrap vehicle’ program

30.08.2011                      30.Aw-Elul, 5771                      Rosch Chodesch 1

Umwelt + Verkehr:

Env’t Ministry pauses ‘scrap vehicle’ program

Program on hold until 2012, funds completely spent after 18,000 polluting vehicles successfully taken off roads.

Following what was deemed a successful year-and- a-half of receiving 18,000 old vehicles for scrapping, the Environmental Protection Ministry said that it will temporarily suspend the program until the beginning of 2012, when it receives a new budget to compensate for its currently exhausted supply.
The program is due to recommence on January 1, when the ministryacquires NIS 17 million worth of additional funds for the project, which encourages owners of vehicles older than 20 years to bring in their cars for scrapping and NIS 3,000 in compensation, the ministry said in a statement. Meanwhile, however, the ministry stressed that those car owners who have already revoked their vehicle registrations in the Licensing Ministry should still bring their cars to the scrapping site for compensation in the next 48 hours, the statement added….