President Enrique Peña Nieto led an evaluation meeting during which he reviewed the current status of the environmental contingency in the Valley of Mexico.

“The aim is to ensure that air quality in the Valley of Mexico does not jeopardize the population’s health under any weather conditions.”

The president instructed Ministry of the Environment, Rafael Pacchiano Alamán to ensure that all the authorities of the states comprising the megalopolis:

Mexico City, the State of Mexico, Hidalgo, Puebla, Morelos and Tlaxcala, have widespread coordination to define new standards and establish Emergency Vehicle Verification Guidelines for the benefit of all their inhabitants.

These standards must go beyond addressing a particular situation to protect air quality and ensure the population’s health. They must, both now and in the coming years, improve the quality of the air breathed by the population in the metropolitan area.

Actions

–Incorporate the best technologies available worldwide to guarantee low polluting emissions from the cars on the road.

 - SEMARNAT will promote the necessary agreements within the Environmental Commission of  the Megalopolis to update and reorient the Environmental Air Contingency Program.

- New standards and instruments will be adopted to steadily reduce air pollution indices.

“As part of its functions, the government will review the Air Quality Standard that must exist to ensure that local governments determine the mechanisms that must be followed to comply with this new air quality standard.”