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February 14th, 2006

Her Royal Highness the Princess Lalla Hasnaa, President of Mohammed VI Foundation for the Protection of Environment has given the starting for the second stage of the air quality program.

Started since 2002 by Mohammed VI Foundation for the Protection of Environment, in partnership with all the concerned administrations and bodies, to reduce air pollution, this program is now beginning its second stage which consists in setting up a real network for controlling air quality in the big agglomerations in the Kingdom, which would allow decision-makers to take necessary measures at the appropriate time.

On this occasion, Her Royal Highness has addressed a speech to the participants in which she explained in details the Foundation’s strategy for an efficient struggle against air pollution. A strategy based on partnership and on making people aware of  air pollution dangers on health.

Thus, to better know the nature of discharges in the atmosphere, evaluate the quantity and quality of thrown particles, some stations of measuring are on their way to be set up in the different important agglomerations in order to offer to decision-makers, with the consent of local authorities and elected representatives, Departments of Environment and Health, National Meteorology, the reliable data that would allow them to reduce pollution and take urgent measures in case of unexpected pollution.

During this ceremony, Her Royal Highness has presided the signature of partnership conventions between the Foundation, SAMIR, and ONE. The two latters would commit themselves to reduce discharges coming out from plants. The DGCL would continue to support the setting up of stations for measuring in the big cities of the Kingdom. The OFPPT would continue the training of garage mechanics and agents working in centres for technical visits. The Royal Moroccan Federation for Assurance and Reassurance would take part in the program dealing with environmental education and awareness initiated by the Foundation and the GPM, a program that would improve the system for fuel delivering and assure its reliability.

Finallay, Her Royal Highness the Princess Lalla Hasnaa President of Mohammed VI Foundation for the Protection of Environment has listened to explanations concerning the exhibited material for measuring and controlling vehicles, which has been purchased by the Foundation, within this program.


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