The sultanate, represented by Environment Authority (EA), participated in the celebration of the ‘International Day of Clean Air for blue skies’ which falls on September 7.
According to the authority, Oman attaches great importance to the environment, preserving human health and wildlife, and preserving the vital environmental components such as air, soil and seas.
‘The sultanate joined the countries of the world to celebrate this day for the importance of identifying this global problem (air pollution) and finding solutions to it at the local level.’
The Environment Authority, in coordination with the concerned authorities, contributes to protecting society from exposure to the negative environmental effects of planned projects and activities.
The authority has installed a number of stations to monitor air pollution across governorates.
‘Work is also underway to install a network of air quality monitoring stations in the industrial zones in the sultanate.’
On the level of international cooperation, Oman has signed several international treaties and agreements to strengthen partnership with the countries of the world in contributing to environmental protection and pollution control, the EA stated.
‘Oman has participated in international conferences related to regional environmental pollution problems such as sandstorms in the Middle East region.’