Update: 09:35 | 14/10/2019
French experts shared Paris’s experience in air quality management at a seminar in Hanoi on October 12.
The event was jointly held by the French Cultural Centre (L’Espace) and Live and Learn Centre, with the participation of Nha Nam Culture and Communications JSC.
Karine Leger, Director of Airparif that monitors Paris air quality.
Karine Leger, Director of Airparif that monitors Paris air quality, said the seminar offers an opportunity for speakers and participants to exchange experience in health protection, and discuss solutions that can be taken by individuals to ease air pollution.
According to Olivier Chretien, head of the Paris Department of Prevention of Environmental Impacts, Paris is the most populous city in Europe and one of ten most populous cities in the world, with 2.2 million people per 100 sq.km.
Paris residents have paid due attention to air quality, especially outdoor air quality, he said, introducing the city’s environment policy over the past two decades.
The levels of PM2.5, a single particle with a diameter of less than 2.5 micrometres, exceeded the limits for several days since mid-September.
Tran Huy Anh, a member of the Vietnam Association of Architects, said rapid growing population and urbanisation have resulted in the severe pollution in Hanoi.
The levels of PM2.5, a single particle with a diameter of less than 2.5 micrometres, exceeded the limits for several days since mid-September, and increased sharply as compared with the previous months and the 2015-2018 period, he cited statistics released by the Vietnam Environment Administration under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment as saying.
Many agencies and organisations have implemented solutions to improve air quality in Hanoi, while promoting the communication and education work at schools and among the community in order to raise public awareness of air quality and necessary actions, he said.