Air monitoring station installed at French Embassy

The 11th air quality monitoring station in Hanoi was installed at the French Embassy on Tuesday.

The automated station constantly updates data on wind speed and direction, rainfall, dust, as well as ozone and air quality. Its equipment is connected to the city's monitoring system, and all indices are publicised on the municipal People's Committee portal. At the same time, the station allows detailed study on pollution and the sources of pollution. Ms Valerie Pecresse, Head of the Council of the Ile De France region, said: Hanoi has taken effective measures to monitor and treat air pollution like zoning pedestrian areas, limiting the number of vehicles in certain areas, and using environmentally friendly sources of energy. The station will provide valuable information and assist in the treatment of air pollution.

Previously, the French-based ENVEA, a renowned manufacturer in the field of environmental instrumentation, installed ten air quality monitoring stations in the city under the AFD/Airparif technical support project.

At the event, the French Embassy displayed the HoanKiemAir 3D model, illustrating the relations between traffic and pollutant emissions in Hanoi. The capital city now has 16 environmental monitoring stations, including 11 automated air quality monitoring stations, and five water monitoring stations. It targets 95 air quality monitoring stations by 2020 to have a comprehensive evaluation system in place so that solutions will be mapped out to reduce pollution.

Source: VOV5