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New electric scooters for Samoa

Electrical scooters will soon be seen on the public roads as part of the Land Transport Authority (LTA) fleet in Samoa.

Six scooters were gifted to the LTA by the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, (MNRE) the leading local implementing agency in the government’s drive against Climate Change.

The introduction of electrical scooters will complement the LTA. fleet of petroleum-fueled motor bikes and vehicles, according to a release from the Ministry of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

At the handover ceremony, Deputy Prime Minister, Fiame Naomi Mataafa said it is part of the drive by MNRE to reduce gas emissions.

“As we all know, gas emissions from fossil fuel are one of the main contributors to climate change affecting the world including Samoa,” added Fiame.

Funded by a grant of $130-thousand tala from the Governments of Austria and Italy, the six scooters are will enable the LTA enforcement officers to effectively execute their duties through enforcement of traffic laws.

One of the funding components covers the expenses for an expert to provide training for LTA officers on how best to use the scooters and refuel them before they are seen on the public roads. LoopSamoa
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