Colombo, May 12 (IANS), sri lanka facing severe energy crisis in next five years amid financial crisis Years is preparing to convert 5 lakh tuk-tuks (autorickshaws) into electric vehicles (EVs) within,

united in sri lanka Country Supported by Development Program (UNDP), Ministry of Transport and Highways and Power And The Ministry of Power has jointly implemented this project with the Department of Motor Transport and the National Transport Commission. start is it,

It is noteworthy that there are about 1.2 million tuk-tuks in Sri Lanka mainly India are imported from, Although government by in 2022 , to ban the import of vehicles due to shortage of Decision Since then India Import of three wheelers has come down to almost zero since,

Nearly 5 lakh tuk-tuk drivers unable to buy essential fuel Year became unemployed,

UNDP project on Thursday start Stating that, with the prevailing socio-economic crisis in the island, towards adopting sustainable mobility approach Change for a green recovery process Need has been recognized as,

The project aims to convert petrol three wheelers into electric three wheelers,

The proposed three-phase project comprises an incubation phase, a demonstration phase and an acceleration phase, The incubation phase will test the conversion process, The Demonstration Phase will support the transformation and the Acceleration Phase will harness market forces for transformation through concessional financing and infrastructure development. used will do,

UNDP Representative in Sri Lanka Azusa Kubota participated in the pilot project. character Highlighting that, this pilot project is a part of UNDP’s Green Development Portfolio, which is being developed, The portfolio aims to catalyze low carbon, green and inclusive growth Redressal prepare And To support the development of Sri Lanka including sustainable transport and e-mobility Necessary character perform,

Incubation phase to convert 200 petrol three wheelers into electric three wheelers Help will do,

For the incubation phase, a number of criteria have been introduced for the selection vehicles and owners, These criteria include, tuk-tuk Age 10 from the date of manufacture Year should not exceed, Only Petrol 4-Stroke Tricycle Vehicle are eligible, to those applicants importance will be given, whose livelihood is a tricycle Vehicle dependent on, and preferential selection Woman To be given to owners, operators and persons with disabilities,

Transport and Highways Minister Bandula Gunavdarna said, electric tricycle Vehicle No Only personal will benefit the operators, but also Nation in the economic reform process of Cooperation will give,

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