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Hamriyah Free Zone completes installation of air quality monitoring stations

The ambient air quality monitoring is aimed at determining the daily trend of air pollutants

Hamriyah Free Zone Authority (HFZA) has completed the installation of the continuous and portable ambient air quality monitoring stations in the Free Zone.

With modern high-tech devices, the monitoring stations are on par with the international and UAE Federal Environmental Standards.

While inspecting the newly installed stations, Saud Salim Al Mazrouei, Director of Hamriyah Free Zone Authority (HFZA) and Sharjah Airport International Free Zone (SAIF ZONE) said: that “The devices will help to monitor the levels of air pollution at all times and mentioned plans to install more stations at different sites in phase two.”

“The system assesses the extent of pollution, evaluates authority’s control options and provides data for air quality modeling. Our team keeps a close watch on air quality and the priority monitoring is focused on the industrial areas,” Al Mazrouei added.

“We have established high performance standards for environment, health and safety (EHS) in the free zone as a step towards our objectives and our social environmental responsibility,” he further elaborated.

The ambient air quality monitoring is aimed at determining the daily trend of air pollutants and to assess the free zone’s compliance with the air quality standards.

“Apart from heightened awareness of the importance of EHS across our operations, the new air quality monitoring system – to be managed by the environmental protection department of the Free Zone – will also help in identifying and managing risk or breach of norms by companies operating in the Free Zone,” he added.

Ahmed bin Hadda Al Suwaidi, Director of Administrative Affairs and Ali Saeed Al Jarwan, Deputy Commercial Director also accompanied him on the tour to the stations in the freezone.