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Hanoi receives 18 air quality censors from Germany

Hanoi has agreed to receive 18 air quality censoring devices offered by the German Development Cooperation Organisation (GIZ) as part of efforts to improve the air quality in the capital city.

The devices will be installed in the city downtown district of Hoan Kiem.

The municipal People’s Committee has assigned the Department of Natural Resources and Environment to coordinate with the GIZ and the People’s Committee of Hoan Kiem district as well as relevant agencies to manage data gathered by the censors.

Air quality data collected by the censors will be made it public at website and apps in smartphones, screens at State agencies and public places in Hoan Kiem district.

Hanoi’s air quality has been reported at harmful levels over recent days.

The monitoring results showed that the air pollution is mainly dust, especially PM2.5, a single particle that has a diameter of less than 2.5 micrometres.