Georgian government approves atmospheric air standard

Government adopted a European level standard on the marginal norms in the air. Photo: N. Alavidze/, 27 Jul 2018 - 16:40, Tbilisi,Georgia

The government of Georgia has approved the atmospheric air standard, which will enter into force starting from August 1, 2018, announces the Ministry of Environment Protection and Agriculture.

We have adopted a European level standard on the marginal norms in the air, on the norms of pollutants in the air. Here are definitions of different types of pollutants, including heavy metals and dioxides… we will have the opportunity to assess atmospheric air according to European principles”, said the Minister of Environment Protection and Agriculture Levan Davitashvili.

At the same time a special web-portal will be launched where citizens will be able to get information about air quality in certain locations online.

To note, this April Georgia’s Ministry of Environment and Agriculture launched a mobile automatic station for monitoring atmospheric air quality in the capital of Tbilisi. Thanks to this station, it will be possible to measure the air quality in the city and other regions of the country.

Meanwhile, to protect and maintain fresh air in the country, Georgia’s Ministry of Environment has been installing a special automatic monitoring system to measure pollution levels in the country.