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7/17/2019 2:51:31 PM

11th Air measuring station established in Hanoi

The inauguration of the air measuring station was held in the Embassy of France in Hanoi on July 16, marked the 30 years relation between Hanoi and Île – de – France.

Chairman of Hanoi municipal People's Committee Nguyen Duc Chung, President of Regional Council of Île – de – France Valérie Pécresse 
Speaking at the inauguration, French Ambassador to Vietnam, Bertrand Lortholary affirmed climate change and environment were the priority of the cooperation between Vietnam and France as well as Hanoi and Île – de – France, of which air quality was the key focus. Therefore, in 2016, the Embassy of France and the Hanoi municipal People’s Committee decided to sign the cooperation agreement on this aspect.

According to Ambassador Lortholary, this new air quality measuring station will be connected to the public network of the city that constantly provides data to be used in the monitoring network.
The new station also contributes to concrete research on pollution  to identify air quality index and pollution sources. It is established as part of a project by AFD/Airparif, using equipments from the French-based ENVEA enterprise. Previously, 10 air quality measuring stations were set up.
President of Regional Council of Île – de – France Valérie Pécresse speaked at the event.
In her speech at the inauguration, President of the Regional Council of Île – de – France Valérie  Pécresse emphasized the importance of  air quality to  people’s health  Valérie  also said the measuring station will help  to find the solutions to improve air quality and reduce pollution based on the data reflecting real situation of the air and later identify pollution sources.

The measuring station was installed by the cooperation between Air Parif, an organisation responsible for monitoring the air quality in the Paris agglomeration, using equipment of Envea, a company in Île – de – France.

Valérie shared that the air quality project was sponsored by the Hanoi municipal People’s Committee, Île – de – France region and French Development Agency (AFD). She also expressed her hope that the project will increase the number of air measuring stations in Hanoi to several  dozens.

The air quality measuring station  works twenty four hours a day. All the data including anemotropic, wind speed, rainfall, dust, air quality are constantly updated. The project also creates a 3D scientific model called “HoanKiemAir” to simulate the effect of urban transport on air quality.

Hanoi and Île – de – France established cooperation relation in 1989 with various projects in fields such as: urban planning, public transportation, environment, heritage preservation  and tourism. In 2016, two regions began to focus on air quality.

Île – de – France covers an area of 12,000 square kilometers, including Paris, satellite cites and surrounding urban areas. With an estimated population of 12 millions, Île – de – France is the region with highest density of France as well as the most dynamic economic zone of France./.
  ( Van Nguyen )
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