Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Kuwait - New air quality station to be installed in Ahmadi area: EPA   Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Arab Times - 24/02/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN - Arab Times) A new station to monitor air quality is to be installed for Ahmadi residential area within the overall plan of the Environment Public Authority (EPA) to expand its Air Quality Monitoring Department's network, an official told KUNA Sunday. The EPA's Air Quality Monitoring Department Director Ayman Bu Jebarah said the station would detect levels of pollutants including Nitrogen oxide, Sulfur oxides, Carbon oxides, Ozone, and some air-borne organic matter



Since its establishment, the department worked keenly on setting up and developing its networks to monitor air quality and water quality, he said, and the plans in this regard are drafted through joint effort and collaboration among specialists, both in-house and those affiliated with other scientific and consultancy bodies in the country



The location for such stations is selected based upon criteria adopted by the World Health Organization and the accuracy of monitoring methods and protocol is assessed on weekly basis. The stations also undergo maintenance every three months through contracts with outside specialists and under supervision of its in-house experts, he pointed out. The official added the authority is on the verge of signing two new contracts with specialized bodies, one to set up an emergency plan to address any leak of industrial gaseous material



The plan would include binding risk-management and documentation guidelines for industrial establishments using or stockpiling such material. The second contract concerns monitoring of noise levels caused by the traffic across the country's highways, the activity at Kuwait International Airport, and the activity at Sheikh Saad Al- Abdullah Airport and perceived and measured effect on residents in nearby areas



The ultimate aim is setting up a noise-level management system to be integrated within the country's overall environmental management. The State of Kuwait, Ayman Bu Jebarah stressed, realizes the importance of stemming noise pollution to reduce harm to public health and the sought system would detect noise levels in the concerned residential areas and transmit data to information storage and analysis systems to guide decision making and to suggest action by authorities or bodies in the state, each befitting its specializatio




 


Arab Times




  MENA News Headlines
 Dec 18 2014 - First Etihad superjumbo to take off next weekAFP
(MENAFN - AFP) The maiden flight of Etihad Airways' long-awaited Airbus A380 superjumbo will take place next week, the Abu Dhabi carrier said Thursday, also announcing its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner ...

 Dec 18 2014 - Saudi crude oil exports grow to 6.9m bpd in Oct.MENAFN
(MENAFN) Top oil exporter Saudi Arabia shipped more crude oil in October than a month earlier while volumes used by domestic refineries remained high allowing more oil products exports, official data ...

 Dec 18 2014 - MEA ICT spending to hit USD270b in 2015MENAFN
(MENAFN) According to a recent report by International Data Corporation (IDC), the Middle East and Africa spending on information and communications technology (ICT) is expected to register a growth ...

 Dec 18 2014 - Expo 2020 to generate USD37.83b in revenue for DubaiMENAFN
(MENAFN) The UAE Ministry of Economy said that it expects the Expo 2020 to bring financial returns of about USD37.83 billion to Dubai, as well as attract more than 25 million visitors, 70 percent of ...

 Dec 18 2014 - Qatar Airways to boost Oman's Salalah serviceMENAFN
(MENAFN) Qatar Airways announced it is planning to add four new services to Salalah, Oman's second largest city, by next February, thus bringing the number of its flights to the city to eight weekly ...

 Dec 18 2014 - Abraaj , Kellogg bidding war intensifies over Egypt's Bisco MisrMENAFN
(MENAFN) The bidding war between UAE's Abraaj Investment Management and Kellogg Co, the breakfast cereal maker, with each company continuously outbidding the other for the acquisition of Egypt's ...

 Dec 18 2014 - UAE's ME Digital Group acquires CoboneMENAFN
(MENAFN) Middle East Digital Group, the online publishing, content and services company and owner of Expatwoman.com, announced it has acquired the online coupon website Cobone in a multi-million ...

 Dec 18 2014 - Dubai's real estate to lead economic growth in 2015MENAFN
(MENAFN) Dubai's Department of Economic Development said that it expects real estate and construction will likely drive economic growth in 2015, which is expected to grow 4.5 percent next year ...

 Dec 18 2014 - Oman's Orpic to invest USD3.6b on increasing productionMENAFN
(MENAFN) Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company (Orpic) announced that its production capacity of polypropylene and polyethylene will increase to 1.4 million tons, when its USD3.6 ...

 Dec 18 2014 - Qatar- HH the Emir, HH the Father Emir Attend National Day Parade -1Qatar News Agency
(MENAFN - QNA) The parade started with the national anthem and the firing of 18-shot gun to celebrate the National Day, followed by a recitation of verses from the Holy Quran. The parade included ...

more...


 






Google

Click to Apply

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help