Stadium gets latest air pollution control equipment
The Ethiopian Athletics Federation (EAF) – in collaboration with the International Association for Athletics Federation (IAAF) – installed air pollution control equipment around the national stadium.
The installation and inauguration ceremony was attended by delegates from the United Nations, IAAF and EAF.
According to EAF, the installed air pollution control equipment is the first of its kind in Africa and the third globally after France and Argentina. Previously, air pollution control equipment has been installed in the compound of the US Embassy in Addis Ababa, Bisrate Gabriel area, Black Lion Hospital and Ethiopian Metrology Agency (EMA) to regulate and negate the capital’s air pollution and emission status. The results of the equipment were disclosed putting Addis Ababa’s air pollution at a moderate level.
However, during an interview with the American environmental and pollution expertise published on The Reporter, experts estimate the level of the capital’s air population as high.
President of Ethiopian Athletics Federation (EAF) Haile Gebreselassie said that Addis Ababa is being affected by air pollution and climate change which makes it difficult for its dwellers to be climate resilient.
He went on to say that as a result of the unfavorable climate and the changing air condition of Addis Ababa; athletes are obliged to do their routine exercises out of the capital. He further stated that the changing air condition and climate change seeks a serious attention from everyone.