Lalbabu Pandit wants to open air quality monitoring stations across Nepal

Environment Minister Lalbabu Pandit observes an air quality monitoring station in Ratnapark in Kathmandu, on Wednesday, February 28, 2018.

Kathmandu, February 28

Minister for Environment Lalbabu Pandit says he wants to establish air quality monitoring stations in various parts of the country so that quality of air and level of pollution can be monitored regularly.

Visiting such a station in Ratnapark of Kathmandu today, Pandit also expressed his curiosity about the cost of such stations and officials informed him that establishing a station would cost Rs 30 million.

In another context, Pandit said he would try his best to control pollution in the country. He said he would take initiatives to bring high-quality vehicles with the new technology in a bid to control pollution.

“Everyone knows that the level of pollution is going up in our country. We need to take immediate measures to control them.”

Pandit was of the view that the major cause of pollution in Kathmandu Valley was vehicles.

Published on February 28th, Wednesday, 2018 2:50 PM

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