Electric tuk-tuks – level 2

18-05-2023 07:00

Sri Lanka is having problems with their energy supply and many people lost their jobs because of it.

To fix this, the government wants to change 500,000 tuk-tuks to electric ones over five years. The United Nations Development Program is helping with the project. They want to test how to change petrol tuk-tuks to electric ones and then help people to change them. They will give money to people who want to change and build things to help them charge the tuk-tuks. The first part of the project will change 200 tuk-tuks. They will choose which ones can join the project by how old they are and if the owner only has one tuk-tuk.

The government hopes to help people who have lost their jobs and help the environment, too.

Difficult words: energy supply (deliveries of electricity or gas to people), fix (to make the situation better), environment (the natural world).

You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.

What type of financial assistance will be offered by the United Nations Development Program to those wishing to change their petrol tuk-tuks to electric ones?


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