Air quality has improved markedly in the Béni Mellal-Khénifra region, following the downturn in several industrial units in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to data from the regional management of the environment.
The measures taken in the context of the state of health emergency, in particular the containment, reduction and or limitation of road and air traffic, have contributed to the improvement of air quality, indicates the regional management of the environment.
It is difficult to quantify the reduction in air pollutants at the level of the entire region which has only one air quality monitoring and surveillance station in the city of Khouribga, adds the same source. .
The regional environment directorate claims to have carried out the development of a study relating to the monitoring of air quality in addition to the acquisition of five new stations for the monitoring and surveillance of the quality of the air. air that will be installed in the five provinces of the region.
It also says it has stepped up the control and sanctions for environmental offenses with the processing in 2020 of some 22 complaints mainly related to liquid sanitation, waste management and air pollution.
A total of 129 control operations were carried out in 2020 within the framework of the provincial career commission in addition to 79 control operations carried out within the framework of the mixed provincial commissions.