Tuesday, 17 January 2012
The National Environmental Protection Agency is to install a new machine that will measure air pollution in Kabul, the agency’s head, Mustafa Zahir, said on Tuesday.
The new machine will be able to measure pollution every hour and replaces older machines that are less modern and more complicated. Six air pollution measurement machines are needed for Kabul city. The machine costs $360,000 and money from the agency’s budget will pay for it.
Air pollution in Kabul has become a major challenge for residents in the past few years and is believed to be causing numerous health issues.
The Afghan government has taken several steps to decrease air pollution levels but experts are skeptical that any of these measures have been effective.
Source: Tolo news