MME to install air quality monitoring system at all World Cup venues

Doha: The Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME) has announced to complete the installation of air quality monitoring system in all FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 stadiums by 2021.

Al Janoub Stadium will be the first to receive system as per the plan of the Department of Monitoring and Environmental Laboratory of MME. The plan aims at enhancing air quality monitoring in the Qatar 2022 stadiums and their surroundings.

This was announced during a visit by a team from MME to Al Janoub Stadium and Al Thumama Stadium yesterday.

The purpose of the visit was to make cooperation with Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy to install the system for ensuring high quality of air in the stadiums and their surroundings during the matches of FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.

Map shows locations of air quality monitoring systems in the country. 

A team of researches and experts from the Department visited both the stadiums to find the best location for installing air quality monitoring systems. 

The team made a series of visits to conduct a study for installing the system at necessary places across the country to monitor air quality.

The ministry is also setting up a national network to monitor air quality across the country. So far, 20 stations for monitoring air quality have been set up at different locations and connected to the national network. 

Four stations have been upgraded by installing high-tech equipment for monitoring air quality. The air quality is being monitored round the clock seven days a week through the network connected to stations inside Doha and outside of it.  

More stations will be set up and connected to the network to check the air pollution following the national standard of natural air. The plan is being implemented following the law No. 30 of 2002 for protecting environment and meeting requirements of international laws and regulations in this regards.

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