Ajman Municipality & Planning Department

Air quality index in Ajman achieves 93.48%: MPDA’s 2023 first half report


The Municipality and Planning Department – Ajman (MPDA) announced its success in achieving 93.48% of the air quality index in Ajman, according to the MPDA’s report on statistics for the first half of 2023, as part of the constant quest to achieve the strategic goal of enhancing water and air quality to ensure sustainable development in Ajman.


In this connection, Eng. Khalid Moeen Al-Hosani, MPDA’s Executive Director of the Public Health and Environment Sector, asserted that efforts go around the clock and so does work for continuous development and application of best local and international practices in the public health and environment sector under the directives of the wise leadership to maintain the health and safety of society.


The MPDA attaches paramount importance to air quality and combating pollutants of all kinds, Al-Hosani noted, referring to the current network of approved measurement stations available in the emirate consisting of seven stations distributed across the emirate. “We also have a future plan to increase the number of station to ten over years to come to keep pace with Ajman’s urban development.


He said that the stations have been classified as approved by the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment. Monitoring through the stations played great part in raising the air quality level, as the index recorded 93.37% in the same period in 2022, while it recorded 87.85% in the first half of 2021, proving the emirate’s advance in the field of green cities, which are a preferred place to live and a perfect destination for tourism and investment.


The air quality index exceeded the targets set. All stations were linked to the Environmental Data Management Program, one of the best programs locally and regionally applied, through which notifications are received, reports are made, air quality monitoring is ensured, and any sources of pollution are monitored. All stations are equipped with accurate models for physical measurements such as wind speed and direction, relative humidity and essential gases, the MPDA’s Executive Director of the Public Health and Environment Sector noted.