It is no surprise that UAE is an out and out metropolis. With skyscraping structures being constructed on daily basis within the country, there exist very high probabilities of noise, air and wind pollution. In addition to that, talking of vehicle density, according to recently presented statistics, for every two residents there exists one car within UAE. This means that the country has an overwhelming chance of being hit by the pollution caused by combustion engine. Let’s leave heavy vehicles and public transport aside for that matter.
Thus, these are some of the side-effects that come hand in hand with a metropolitan. However, UAE Government has now taken the situation into account and is making active strides towards catering the issue. One such advancement is the launch of New Air Quality Monitoring Station by the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment within UAE. This Air Quality Station is one of the 41 stations that conform to the criteria issued by the well-trusted US Environmental Protection Agency as well as the European Union. This Air Quality Station has been specifically designed to detect and curb some of the most harmful gases in the air i.e. nitrogen oxide, sulphur oxide, carbon monoxide. However, not just that. The system also entails the capability to detect the size of particles, matter, temperature, wind speed & humidity.
The Minister of Climate Change & Environment, Dr Thani bin Ahmad Al Zeyoudi in this context, was recorded stating: “Air monitoring stations keep air pollution in check, mainly around urban areas that see far higher concentration levels of pollutants. The readings they provide play a vital role in making informed decisions to help the nation achieve its targets. We are confident we will see enhanced projects and initiatives that aim to cut down the levels of pollutants emitted into the air we breathe.”
Hence, such progressive advancements by the authorities further ascertain the faith of the residents within this country and their decision of living in it.