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Israel’s Ministry of Environmental Protection on Tuesday announced a plan to oblige its public transport operators to gradually reach the 100-percent purchase of zero-emission city buses by 2025.

The plan comes in line with the global trend of moving toward non-emission transport, particularly in city transport, the ministry said.

The ministry has provided 87 million new shekels (26.7 million U.S. dollars) to support bus operators in purchasing electric buses.

According to the ministry, the annual cost of air pollution from the operation of city buses in Israel is estimated at 100 million new shekels per year.