Qatar and Japan join hands to enhance air quality monitoring
December 13 2017 01:50 AM
The Japanese delegation with the members of the environmental monitoring department of the Ministry of Municipality and Environment.


The environmental monitoring department of the Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME) is implementing an advanced experimental technical study in monitoring the quality of the surrounding air, which is expected to be completed during the first quarter of next year.
The study comes within the framework of the development of the environmental monitoring work in Qatar, as well as the project to strengthen the technological capabilities of the environment, which is currently held between the ministry and a specialised team from Japan.
During the preparatory meeting with the Japanese team, director of the environmental monitoring department, Hussain Saad al-Kubaisi stressed the importance of co-operation and exchange of experiences in the field of environmental monitoring in order to achieve the goals of sustainable development in the field of environment.
Al-Kubaisi noted the importance of using the latest technologies and benefiting from the advanced Japanese technology to develop and raise the efficiency of air quality monitoring programmes in Qatar as well as the importance of overcoming all difficulties and harnessing all possibilities and efforts to reach the desired goals.
He pointed out that the Japanese devices will be installed in the air quality monitoring stations of the environmental monitoring department in the next few days.
The Japanese team welcomed the co-operation in the implementation of this study, noting that all preparations have been completed, especially as all advanced equipment have arrived from Japan for use in the implementation of this study.
The preparatory meeting was preceded by several meetings and field visits during which a plan was developed for the implementation of this pilot study, as well as a time plan and the location of the target sites for the installation of the equipment.

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