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Hanoi (VNA) – The World Bank will fund a project to develop an air-monitoring system worth 500,000 USD in Hanoi, according to Madhu Raghunath, leader of the WB’s Program for Sustainable Development.

During a meeting with Vice Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Nguyen The Hung in Hanoi on December 8, Raghunath said Hanoi is one of seven cities across the world chosen to pilot the project.

The project aims to evaluate air quality, identify polluted areas and build capacity for technical staff involved in the work.

Hung expressed hope that the project will help Hanoi plan air-sampling systems in the most effective manner, and develop legal framework tackling air pollution in the city.-VNA