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Ten fixed, mobile Air Quality Monitoring Stations working to ensure environmental check.

ISLAMABAD:Ministry of Climate Change has established seven fixed and three Mobile Ambient Air Quality Stations to

ensure effective environment monitoring in the country.

These stations have been established under Environmental Monitoring System (EMS) project launched in cooperation

with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). One fixed station

was established in Islamabad, Peshawar and Quetta and two each in Lahore and Karachi.

Official sources on Tuesday said in addition, three mobile stations, one each in Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi

were also established. All these stations are equipped with state-of-the-art technology to monitor ambient air

round-the-clock.

The sources said all provinces have made their PC-I and started project on provincial level with required staff.

After closing of this project at federal level, PC-IV

was submitted to Planning and Development Division and Establishment Division for conversion of project posts

from development to non-development side.

Recently, Pak-EPA has initiated an air quality survey in designated industrial areas of Islamabad - I-9, I-10

and Kahuta Industrial Triangle since February 1, 2018.

The sources said Pak-EPA has been conducting survey or sampling on need basis to assess air quality in ambient air particularly during winter.

Moreover, the sources said Environmental Monitoring System in Pakistan project established foundation for

building capacity of monitoring laboratories of Pak-EPA and Provincial EPAs to enhance regulatory compliance,

and environmental management and protection.

The project worked as a network for monitoring of continuous air monitoring in Federal and Provincial capitals.

The Federal and Provincial EPAs were upgraded, and a new laboratory was established at Islamabad.

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Publication:Daily the Pak Banker (Lahore, Pakistan)
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Date:Feb 21, 2018
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