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MME to install air quality monitoring system at World Cup venues

The installation of an air quality monitoring system in all World Cup stadiums for Qatar 2022 is underway and will be ready in 2021.

Soccer Football - AFC Champions League - Quarter Final - Vissel Kobe v Suwon Bluewings - Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah, Qatar - December 10, 2020 General view before the match REUTERS/Ibraheem Alomari

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

Al Janoub Stadium will be the first to receive the system, following the plan of the Department of Monitoring and Environmental Laboratory of MME. The project aims to enhance the air quality in the Qatar stadiums for the 2022 World Cup.

This was announced during a visit by the technical team of the Department of Monitoring and Laboratory in the Ministry of Municipality and Environment of Qatar to the Al Janoub Stadium and the Al Thumama Stadium.

The purpose of the visit was to link up with the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy to install the system to ensure a high quality of air in the stadiums and their surroundings during the matches in Qatar 2022.

Stadiums visits to prepare system

A team of experts visited both arenas to find the best location for installing the air systems. The ministry is also setting up a national network to monitor air quality across the country. The project has already installed 20 stations for monitoring air quality at different locations across the country.

The aim will be to work with improving air quality and achieving the best universal standards especially in the areas of sports activities, international events and tournaments for Qatar 2022.

The installation of the stations in all World Cup stadiums is expected to be completed in early 2021.

Meeting environmental standards

Four stations have been upgraded by installing high-tech equipment for monitoring air quality. The air is being monitored through a network connected to stations around Doha.

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 adhering to law No. 30 from 2002 for protecting the environment and meeting the requirements of international laws and regulations.

The visit is part of a series of visits to study the distribution of a network of on-site monitoring stations that will be chosen, according to the highest standards as part of the 2018-2022 strategic plan, as well as being part of the second national strategy to manage air quality in the country.


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