Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – Minister of Transportation Budi Karya Sumadi encouraged vehicle owners in Indonesia to immediately carry out emissions tests. Because, if you are absent or don’t even pass the emissions test, the government will not renew your STNK.
According to Budi, the government is currently quite serious about implementing vehicle emissions tests. Bearing in mind, the transportation sector is one of the largest contributors to emissions.
“If you don’t (pass the emissions test), you won’t be able to renew your STNK, you will also get a ticket. Well, this is not a simple effort with the police and has been approved by the President and we will do it,” said Budi at the 2023 IKAXA National Seminar, Thursday ( 9/14/2023).
Apart from that, Budi admitted that in carrying out this program his party also collaborated with related agencies.
“There are Mandiri, Hyundai and others and we actually have a role. It’s useless if the government makes decisions, but it’s just considered wind,” he added.
As is known, the government plans to tighten vehicle emission test regulations to reduce pollution in DKI Jakarta. If it does not pass the emissions test, the vehicle may not travel on the roads in the Jabodetabek area and will not be able to renew its STNK.
Minister of Environment and Forestry Siti Nurbaya said one of the reasons why the air in Jakarta is unhealthy is due to the increasing vehicle population. Meanwhile, awareness testing among the people of Jakarta to carry out emission tests is still minimal, only 3-10%.
In fact, emission testing is a quick step that can immediately feel the impact of reducing pollution in Jakarta. For this reason, he will encourage the implementation of emission test raids for motor vehicle compliance.
“Let’s start from DKI first or Jabodetabek,” said Siti Nurbaya when giving a press statement at the Presidential Palace Complex, Monday (14/8/2023).
Initially, he will impose mandatory emissions tests for vehicles at ministry office facilities and regional governments. Also includes a requirement to pass an emissions test for STNK renewal and tax payment.
“And we have thought about it, we have technically prepared the imposition of an environmental pollution tax, so now BRIN and the Ministry of Environment and Forestry have done it to finalize the formula, we just need to socialize it to the public because it concerns taxes,” said Siti.
Apart from that, he also proposed tightening penalties for emissions test violators. If you do not comply, you will be fined and your vehicle data will be removed from Samsat.
“So it is tightened and then the emissions are tested. If they don’t comply, they will be subject to fines, for example, if they are forced to be fined twice, the vehicle will have to be removed from the Samsat list. So there are technical steps that we are preparing,” said Siti.
Get ready for tougher emissions tests, vehicle data can be crossed out