Noise nuisance complaints are difficult to investigate and affect the prosecution process. Last year, the Environmental Protection Department introduced portable "acoustic cameras" to investigate noise generated by industrial and commercial premises.
The Secretary for the Environment, Huang Jinxing, stated in his blog today (26th) that through the "acoustic camera", nearly 40 complaints about industrial and commercial noise have been successfully handled so far.
Huang Jinxing stated in his blog that the overall air quality in Hong Kong has improved significantly in recent years. Compared with the peak period, the concentration of various major air pollutants in the atmosphere has dropped by about 40-80%.
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The concentration of air pollutants is reduced by about 40 to 80%
Huang Jinxing said that the overall air quality in Hong Kong has improved significantly in recent years. Compared with the peak period, the concentration of various major air pollutants in the atmosphere has dropped by about 40-80%.
He pointed out that in the middle of this year, the government launched the "Hong Kong Clean Air Blueprint 2035" to further improve air quality. Among them, it will make good use of innovative technology and synergies to work more closely with cities in the Greater Bay Area to improve Hong Kong's air quality. It is comparable to international metropolises such as Tokyo and Paris.
Air monitoring with the help of flight service helicopters
In addition, the "Hong Kong Clean Air Blueprint 2035" pointed out that one of the key challenges is the management of ozone levels. Last year, the Environmental Protection Department, in cooperation with the University of Science and Technology and the Government Flying Service, used helicopters to monitor the air in the sky and sampled air pollutants in the air to confirm the volatility. Organic compound ingredients.
As for the portable "acoustic camera" introduced by the Environmental Protection Department in the middle of last year, Huang Jinxing pointed out that through the "acoustic camera", so far, it has successfully handled nearly 40 complaints about industrial and commercial noise.
He pointed out that he hopes to actively advance scientific management and regional cooperation to achieve the "Blueprint" vision of "healthy and livable, low-carbon transformation, and international."
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