The state of Baja California has suspended the vehicle smog check program that was about to restart next year.

The program was cancelled by now former Governor Jaime Bonilla after declaring the project as a means to solely raise funds.

The ex Secretary of Sustainable Economy and Tourism Mario Escobedo said weeks ago the program was going to restart in 2022 for all vehicles, whether registered in Baja California or in other countries.

However, the past administration failed to provide documentation about the project.

The state even contracted a California based company that provides smog checks in other states to launch the project.

Although the program was not included in next year’s budget, Secretary of the Treasury Marco Antonio Mexía said the state will seek other forms to improve air quality. Since last month Mexicali has seen unhealthy air quality levels almost daily.

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