• Govt Says Urea Water Solution Supply Stable, For Now
Transport ministry officials inspect an urea water solution station in Seoul. (Photo: Yonhap)


The government said Wednesday enough urea water solution, a key material used in diesel vehicles to reduce emissions, has been secured to last through the end of February.

First Vice Finance Minister Lee Eog-weon said there will be no supply issues in the short-term.

South Korea plans to import around 16,000 tons of the solution from overseas, including China.

It also has around 4 million liters of the material that was manufactured locally.

Around 600,000 liters of the solution is needed on a daily basis for the operation of diesel vehicles nationwide, including cargo and emergency trucks.

Lee said officials are in talks to get more solution from other countries, enough to last six months.

Separately, Trade Minister Yeo Han-koo sought international cooperation for its efforts to procure a stable supply of urea solution.

He made the request during a "networking day" event in Seoul for official development assistance, which brought together ambassadors from 27 developing countries in Asia, South America, the Middle East and Africa.




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