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The financial support plan implemented on February 15 to help remove two-stroke engine motorbikes has received more than 4,400 applications to date, a release by the Environmental Protection Bureau (DSPA) announced yesterday.
As a method to reduce emissions in the MSAR, the DSPA implemented a financial subsidy which offers MOP3,500 (US$438) to residents who successfully apply for the scheme before June 30 and whose motorcycles meet the criteria.
Motor vehicle owners who possess licences that have been renewed since September 1 of 2014 are not entitled to apply for the scheme, in order to prevent motorbike owners who have cancelled their licences from re-registering after applying for the new scheme.
In the release, the department appeals to resident owners of two-stroke engine motorbikes to not lose the opportunity to apply before the scheme ends.