Thursday, June 21, 2007

Air Pollution survey to kick off in Khayelitsha

By Odette Ismail
21 June 2007

The City of Cape Town will on Friday launch a pilot project in Khayelitsha to try and establish the main causes of air pollution in the area.

The launch will take place at the Oliver Tambo Sports and Recreation Centre, at the corners of Mew Way and Landsdowne Road in Khayelitsha

The Khayelitsha Air Pollution Strategy is the first air quality survey to be started by local authority and funded by the National Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism.

The study will consist of door to door interviews which is suppose to take among 1000 houses in Khayelitsha.

This would be conducted by employing fieldworkers from the local community.

According to a statement the 11 month project is a partenership between the municipality, the Cape Peninsula University of Technology and the University of Cape Town. Palmer Development will be in charge of implementing the project.

Councillor Martin Fienies, Mayoral Committee Member for Health will deliver his keynote speech at the event.

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