February 13, 2018
On February 12, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed a grant agreement with Tehran Municipality in Tehran, the capital city of the Islamic Republic of Iran, to provide grant aid of up to 1.242 billion yen for the Project for Improvement of Equipment for Air Pollution Analysis in Tehran.
The project will provide air pollution analysis equipment needed to measure emission gases, carry out chemical analysis on particulate matter and implement other related activities in Tehran so that the sources of air pollution substances, emission volumes and the generation mechanisms in Tehran can be evaluated and analyzed with higher precision, contributing to a mitigation of the air pollution.
With past technical cooperation from JICA, Tehran reduced the concentration of carbon monoxide to below the standards set by the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran, but levels of other particles, such as PM10, PM2.5¬, sulfur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide, which are sources of air pollution, have been observed to exceed the standards set by the government. Due to the many types of pollutants and the complexity of pollutant sources and measurement methods, the ability to monitor such substances has been extremely limited. Creating a system for measuring and analyzing air pollution substances is therefore a priority.
The project will make it possible to measure emission gases and measure and chemically analyze air pollution substances. By making it possible to ascertain the current status of air pollution and promote studies of how to reduce air pollution in Tehran, the project is also expected to reduce air pollution.
In addition to this project, JICA is combining technical cooperation to help create an air pollution countermeasure system and train human resources, inclusively supporting improvements in air pollution in Tehran.
|Country||Islamic Republic of Iran|
|Project title||The Project for Improvement of Equipment for Air Pollution Analysis in Tehran|
|Planned implementation period||36 months, including detailed design work and the bidding period|
|Executing agency||Air Quality Control Company, Tehran Municipality|
|Target region, facilities||Tehran|
|Specific project details (provisional)||(1) Equipment procurement
Three automobile exhaust gas measurement systems, eight chemical analysis devices, seven air environment measurement systems, other
(2) Consulting services
Detailed design work, bidding assistance, procurement supervision, (as guidance in managing the equipment) training for the operation of the air pollution analysis equipment, the calculation of measurement and analysis results, and maintenance and management of the equipment, and the creation of operation manuals, other