IPS Inter Press Service
   Inter Press Service News Agency
 - Homepage
 - Global Affairs
 - Africa
 - Asia-Pacific
 - Caribbean
 - Europe
      EU Expansion
 - Latin America
 - Mideast &
 - North America
      Bush at War
 - Development
      City Voices
 - Civil Society
 - Globalisation
 - Environment
      Climate Change
 - Human Rights
 - Health
 - Indigenous Peoples
 - Labour
      Decent Work
 - Population
      Reproductive Rights
 - Arts & Entertainment
 - Columns
 - In Focus

Successful Fuel Efficiency Campaign Concludes Nationwide
Att.Editors: The following item is from the Emirates News Agency (WAM)

DUBAI,Dec 30 (WAM) - The Emirates Authority for Standardisation and Metrology (ESMA) has announced the success of its wide-reaching fuel and tire efficiency awareness campaign this year, in co-operation with Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) Distribution, across 20 petrol stations in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

The number of consumers directly exposed to the campaign reached 1.4 million, according to ADNOCís statistics, Abdulla Almaeeni, Director-General of ESMA, stated.

He also confirmed that the campaign focused on the importance of educating the public about fuel consumption at certain distances per litre, consequently helping them to choose the right vehicles, to ensure savings and reduce the negative effects to the environment, in line with the country's National Agenda 2021 and its sustainable objectives.

Unofficial estimates indicate that the UAE's annual share of the Gulf motor vehicle market is 18.5 per cent, which places it second to Saudi Arabia, he added.

ESMA took around two years to study, prepare and co-ordinate with producers and suppliers of motor vehicles before issuing mandatory fuel and tire efficiency standards, at a time when regional research institutions expect the number of vehicles in the UAE to reach around 3.5 million by 2020.

Innovative methods were used to communicate with the target audience, including going directly to refuelling stations, Almaeeni further added.

ESMA distributed 1,875 t-shirts bearing the slogan of the campaign to workers in the 20 targeted ADNOC stations, as well as awareness publications, including leaflets and large signs placed on their doors. (WAM) (END/2017)


 Latest News From WAM
 WAM - United Arab Emirates Agency
 UAE: Ensure Protection of Syrian Civilians, Says Local Paper
 UAE: Supporting People of Determination a National, Social Responsibility
 UAE: National Committee to Combat Human Trafficking Meets with Representatives of US Embassy in ...
 UAE: UN Representative Praises Emirati Support for Somalia
 Ultimas Noticias en WAM
 Agencias Del Golfo - Cobertura especial de WAM
 EAU: Comit?acional contra la trata de personas encuentra representantes de la Embajada de ...
 EAU: M?de 5.000 pacientes tratados por voluntarios de Eyal Zayed en Zanzibar
 EAU: Representante de la ONU elogia el apoyo de los Emiratos a Somalia
 EAU: El mayor donante mundial de ayuda al desarrollo en proporci? su RNB
 Swahili News From WAM
  IPS Swahili
  Uhusiano Dhaifu Kati ya Kuzuia VVU Barani Afrika na Matumizi ya Njia za Uzazi wa Mpango
  Jitihada za Mwanamke Kutafuta Njia Sahihi za Uzazi wa Mpango
  Nini Muhimu Zaidi, Vita juu ya UKIMWI au Vita tu?
  Kusaidia Wanawake Wajawazito Nchini Uganda Kuepuka Mimba Zisizotarajiwa