French Ambassador to Vietnam Bertrand Lortholary, Chairman of Hanoi People's Committee Nguyen Duc Chung and President of Ile-de-France region Valérie Pécresse attended the inauguration ceremony.

Delegates learning about the “HoanKiemAir” 3D model to simulate the interaction of the urban traffic’s impact on air quality at the event.

At the ceremony, French Ambassador to Vietnam Bertrand Lortholary expressed his pleasure to welcome the Chairman of the Municipal People's Committee and other delegates attending the event.

According to him, climate change is one of the key issues that the French Government is particularly interested in, one of the Vietnam-France cooperation contents as well as the top priority in cooperation between the two countries in general, and between Ile de France region and Hanoi city in particular. Earlier, the French Embassy in Vietnam and the Hanoi Municipal People’s Committee signed a cooperation agreement in air quality improvement.

According to the French Ambassador, improving air quality is a highlight in cooperative relations between the two countries, especially on the occasion of 30th anniversary of the relationship between Hanoi and Ile-de-France.”

The new air quality monitoring station continuously provides data for the general air quality monitoring network of the city. The station will support the detailed study on air pollution issues, thus determining pollution levels, changes, and causes of the pollution. It is a part of AFD/Airparif Technical Assistance Project, which helped Hanoi install 10 air monitoring stations across the city.

At the ceremony, the French Embassy in Vietnam also displayed a “HoanKiemAir” 3D model to simulate the interaction of the urban traffic's impact on air quality.

Valérie Pécresse, President of the region of Ile-de-France, said that the air quality monitoring station in Hanoi is similar to those installed in Paris, France. The air quality has become the most concerned issued everywhere in the world.

So far, Hanoi has installed 15 automatic air quality monitoring stations. The city will continue to install about 100 stations of the same kind.

Translated by Lam Anh