Egypt Completes First Instantaneous Noise Monitoring Station

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Egyptian authorities have announced the completion of the construction and installation of the first instantaneous monitoring station to monitor environmental noise levels in New Beni Suef city.

The aim of the monitoring stations is to assess the current situation of environmental noise levels in Beni Suef Governorate and benefiting from these results in preparing solutions and strategic plans to reduce noise.

Minister of Environment Yasmine Fouad said the new station being built adds to the number of stations in the national network to monitor noise levels in Egypt. This amounts to 37 stations distributed across the governorates.

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The ministry is revising and modifying the standards and maximum limits for noise levels contained in the Executive Regulations of the Environmental Law, by evaluating and monitoring noise levels in various regions and providing ministries and concerned authorities with monitoring results.

Authorities consider noise levels ​​when establishing national projects such as bridges, highways, hospitals, schools, and residential areas. In addition to examining complaints about noise received from the hotline to receive complaints and take the necessary measures against them.

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