70 New Air Quality Monitoring Stations to be Installed in Hanoi by End-2020

Feb 2020

Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam, is planning to install 70 air monitoring stations by the end of this year, adding to the current 11 monitoring stations. The installation will be done by THT Development Co., Ltd, owned by South Korea’s DaeWoo E&C Vina company. The workers’ training on the system and air monitoring data management will be conducted through coordination between the Department of Natural Resources and Environment and the French Development Agency (AFD).

The Department of Natural Resources and Environment said that police and inspectors in the city should improve monitoring and punish firms violating Environmental regulations. At the same time, the Department of Health is expected to cooperate with the Department of Natural Resources and Environment and the Department of Information and Communications to provide recommendations to residents about health protection measures during days with bad air quality. In addition, concerned organizations should educate residents on proper disposal of rubbish.

Previously, the Hanoi People’s Committee asked the Department of Construction and the Department of Finance to develop a resolution in which stricter punishments would be given to Environmental violations in line with the committee’s instruction released on 10 January 2020.

(Sources: Vietnam News; VietnamInsider)

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