Hydrogen cars to help improve air quality in South Korean province

North Chungcheong Province announced that it would invest 557.8 billion won this year to improve air quality, including reducing fine dust.

The supply plan will be greatly expanded to reduce fine dust in the transportation sector, including 1,309 hydrogen vehicles and 7,119 electric vehicles.

For early retirement of old diesel vehicles, support is provided for early retirement of old diesel vehicles (13,540 units), smoke reduction devices (6,224 units), and the purchase of new LPG trucks (735 units).

To reduce air pollution, high-intensity policies are promoted in the industrial sector, such as the implementation of the total air pollution control system and the seasonal management system for companies that emit large amounts of pollutants.

Small and medium-sized businesses that are burdened by environmental investments are given assistance, with 110 locations supporting the installation of prevention facilities in small businesses, 17 locations supporting automatic chimney measuring devices, and 88 people monitoring fine dust illegally.

The urban wind road forest creation project (1 location) is promoted in the forestry sector, with the functions of resolving atmospheric stagnation by drawing cold wind from the outskirts of the city into the city center, mitigating the heat island phenomenon, and reducing and dispersing fine dust, as well as fine dust blocking forests (5) opening).

In the area of living, we will support environmentally friendly low-nox boilers (16,293 units), which are in high demand among local residents and have an 80 percent or higher reduction in pollutant emissions compared to standard boilers.

Local governments and residents will communicate and encourage active participation by local residents to spread consensus on fine dust resolution by actively promoting the ‘fine dust education and pan-regional action movement.’