The event saw the attendance of member of the Party Central Committee, Deputy Secretary of the Hanoi Party Committee and Chairman of the Muncipal People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung, and French Ambassador to Việt Nam Bertrand Lortholary.
At the inauguration ceremony, French Ambassador to Vietnam Bertrand Lortholary expressed his delight at welcoming Chairman of the Municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung and delegates to the event.
He said that the French Government always pays special attention to climate change that is also among priorities of co-operation between the two governments of France and Vietnam as well as Ile-de-France region (the region of Paris) and Hanoi.
“The air quality monitoring system placed at the Embassy of France in Hanoi is a vivid illustration for the bilateral environmental collaboration. It is also a highlight in the 30 years of relationship between Hanoi and the Ile-de-France region”, the diplomat affirmed.
At the inauguration ceremony.
The station allows thorough study to identify pollution level and sources. Earlier, the French-based ENVEA Group installed ten air quality monitoring stations across the city under the AFD/Airparif technical support project.
On the occasion, the French Embassy also displayed the “Hoan Kiem Air” 3D model, illustrating the relations between traffic and pollutant emissions in Hanoi. There is another similar model installed at the Hoan Kiem District People’s Committee. The model helps warn and define the areas with highest concentration of vehicles which could potentially cause air pollution.