Vietnam Hanoi Receives 24 S.Korea-sponsored Air Monitoring Stations

The People’s Committee in Vietnam’s capital city of Hanoi on May 27 received 24 automatic air monitoring stations from the South Korean sponsor THT Development Company Ltd, state media reported. These new devices place the total air monitoring stations in Hanoi to 35, step-by-step meeting demand for air quality observance of locals. Last month, Hanoi saw 43.6% of days with poor air quality, when the social distancing order was enforced, while days with good air index accounted for only 18.5%, said a report by the Vietnam Environment Administration (VEA), under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE). Notably, at 9:02 on April 28 morning, with air quality index (AQI) and PM2.5 air pollution reaching 175, or unhealthy level, monitored by Switzerland-based air quality monitor IQAir AirVisual, Hanoi turned out the most polluted city in the world at that time. (Nhan Dan, Thanh Nien, Bao Dan Sinh, Dang Cong San, Zing, Phap Luat Xa Hoi, Hanoi Moi)