Pico and environmental plate in Medellín and the Aburrá valley: these are the affected vehicles

The Aburrá Valley Metropolitan Area decided to implement a peak and environmental plate for cargo vehicles and dump trucksin order to prevent an escalation in the poor air quality in Medellin.

The restriction that It will take effect from Monday, February 28., seeks to prevent the increase of polluting agents, harmful to health. These have not only increased due to local climatic conditions, but also due to fires in the Orinoquía, Amazonía and Cordillera Oriental and the arrival of dust from the Sahara desert.

freight vehicles, with 2010 model from now on, they will not be able to circulate between 7:00 a.m. and 8:30 a.m.., in the afternoon the restriction will be between 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m..

The decision was made after an analysis of the concentration of particulate matter in the station network of our Siata project.weather conditions and external factors such as biomass burning or plant cover fires in other regions of the country”, assured the coordinator of the Air Team of the Early Warning System, Siata, Mauricio Ramírez.

On the other hand, cars that have a pre-2009 model circulation restrictions will be between the 5:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. and in the afternoon of 4:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m..

This is how the digits remained (last license plate number):

The director of the Metropolitan Area of ​​Valle de Aburrá, Juan David Palacio Cardonaindicated that he hopes that with these measures achieves a decrease of up to 10% of particulate matter.

Director of the Metropolitan Area of ​​Valle de Aburrá published it on his networks Photo: Twitter @jdpalacioc
Director of the Metropolitan Area of ​​Valle de Aburrá published it on his networks Photo: Twitter @jdpalacioc

For Friday, February 25, 19 of the air monitoring stations marked orangethat is to say, harmful air is breathed in the city for sensitive populations: pregnant women, children and patients with respiratory and cardiac diseases.

A new agreement was signed between national and local authorities, in order to counteract the contamination in the Piojó, Tubará, Puerto Colombia and Juan de Acosta.

According to the regional newspaper El Heraldo, figures from the department’s environmental authorities revealed that the department collected 6 thousand tons of waste in this area, during the past year. “Bottles and plastic waste, tarullas and shipwrecked wood” were some of the most found materials.

A panorama that in 2022 does not seem to improve since so far this year it has already been possible to collect 300 tons of waste. In addition, as reported by the same media, based on data from the company Triple A, which is in charge of garbage collection in Puerto Colombia, “During the year 2021, 13,361 kilometers of beaches in the municipality were intervened and only in the month of August of that year an average of 330 tons of garbage was collected.”

This is how the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Government of the Atlantic decided to make the aforementioned environmental agreement, so that together with the Regional Autonomous Corporation of the Atlantic (CRA), the José Benito Vives de Andreis Marine and Coastal Research Institute (Invemar) and the mayors of coastal municipalities, it is possible to “take advantage of local plastic and other recyclable materials”.


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