Starting Year: 2019
Lead Investigator: Mr Nhan Nguyen
This project, for the first phase, will install two comprehensive air quality monitoring stations in Ho Chi Minh city in order to measure citywide air quality indicators for the city. These two stations can operate on a trial basis. Based on the results and findings of this seed project, another proposal could be submitted to expand the scope of this project with more stations to be installed. The project aims to raise public awareness for millions of people currently residing in Ho Chi Minh City on local air pollution as well as build up database on air quality for meaningful air quality research and policy interventions. This project will run for six months under collaboration among staff from RMIT Vietnam and Institute of Environment and Resources, and other media companies located in Ho Chi Minh City. We will freely circulate the air quality index and reports generated through this project to the public through: social media, internet, press, broadcasting, newspaper as well as PR campaigns. Furthermore, we will work with other agencies and schools having existing air quality monitors in operation such as the U.S. Consulate, International School of Ho Chi Minh City (ISHCMC), Saigon Star, Department of Natural Resources and Environment of Ho Chi Minh City (DONRE)… to establish a joint database for practitioners, researchers and policy makers.