Government approves a plan against air pollution

Government approves a plan against air pollution

Skopje, 28 December 2015/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Naser Pajaziti

Government in FYR Macedonia has approved a plan of measures last night against air pollution. The approval of these measures comes one day ahead of the protests announced for today by around 30 organizations against air pollution.

The recommendations that were approved require pregnant women, elderly people over the age of 60 and people with chronic diseases to remain at home until 4 January.

Citizens are also requested to use public transport and not use their cars. These measures are required to be applied in communes with a high level of pollution, such as Skopje, Tetovo, Manastir and other cities.

The government has recommended to the authorities in the capital and commune of Tetovo to intensify activities in order to clean roads, especially in squares and places where new constructions are taking place.

Meanwhile, a protest has been announced today by 30 organizations, who are demanding the government to take urgent measures in reducing air pollution, to close metallurgic plants which are increasing pollution and other measures. /ibna/