A three-year Twinning project of the European Union on air quality monitoring has been completed in Azerbaijan.
Report informs citing the EU press service that the Finnish meteorological Institute led the EU project to modernize air quality monitoring systems, support the acquisition of new air quality control stations and train staff.
The beneficiary of the project was the ministry that is responsible for Azerbaijan's ecology and natural resources, and is also tasked with air quality monitoring. Also participating in the project were Austria's Environment Agency and the Latvian Environment, Geology and Meteorology Centre.
The project budget was 1.4 million euros.
The project had a detailed plan to modernise Azerbaijan's air quality monitoring systems. The plan's implementation was commenced during the project, and five new air quality stations will be acquired during 2019-2020. Future plans include acquiring a total of 25 new stations.
Additionally, an air quality sensor by Vaisala, a Finnish company that develops, manufactures and markets products and services for environmental and industrial measurement, was installed in Azerbaijan.