Pakistan Automotive Manufacturers Association Promoting progressive manufacture of automotive vehicles in Pakistan www.pama.org.pk National Workshop on Urban Air Quality and Integrated Traffic Management Sep: 14th. 2006.
Pak Suzuki Indus Motor Co. Ltd. Honda Atlas Car Pak. Ltd. Dewan Farooq Motors Ltd. Sigma Motors (Pvt) Ltd. Hinopak Motors Ltd. Ghandhara Nissan Ltd. Ghandhara Industries Ltd. Sind Engineering Ltd. VPL Ltd. Master Motor Corporation Ltd. Millat Tractors Ltd. Al-Ghazi Tractors Ltd. Atlas Honda Ltd. Dawood Yamaha Ltd. Suzuki Motorcycles Ltd Pakistan Cycle Industries Cooperative Society Ltd. Plum Qinggi Motors Ltd. Fateh Motors Ltd. MEMBERS
STEPS TAKEN BY PAMA • PAMA welcomes IUCN and its partners’ initiative for organizing this WORKSHOP in Karachi • Our member companies have taken several steps for improving vehicular emission which includes: Production of CNG vehicles in economy segment Introduction of catalytic converters in Toyota , Honda and Suzuki Liana cars, starting from 2005. • PAMA’s Executive Body established a planning & coordination sub committee to deal with introduction of advanced emission standards.
Industry Readiness • Motorcycles: New models will be Euro compliant from July 2008. • Gasoline Vehicles: New vehicles/models will be Euro-II compliant from July 2008. • Diesel Vehicles: The proposed date to apply Euro-II is Jan. 2009. [to be synchronized with availability of low-sulphur diesel]
Challenges & Issues • Effective regulatory framework • Quality of fuels [gasoline & diesel] • Inspection procedures & facilities • Maintenance procedures & facilities • Policy on in-use vehicles • Impact on local parts [engine & exhaust parts] • Cost to consumers
Some Solutions • A well conceived regulatory framework developed through consultation & participation of stakeholders • A realistic time frame for implementing tighter standards [present NEQS to Euro 2 & onwards] • Fiscal and other incentives for compliant owners • Effective & transparent monitoring mechanism • Constant consultation & closer co-ordination