Air Quality

In the context of the air quality, the Ministry of Environment has monitoring stations, which consist of national air quality monitoring network which was expanded by provision of two new air quality monitoring mobile units (one in 2004 and the other in 2006) to be transported and used for monitoring air pollution in some selected areas. The number of stationary monitoring devices in Al Fahal Port, Al Rusayl Industrial Area and Sohar Industrial Area were increased so as to strengthen the capacity of the Ministry for monitoring various types of pollution and to compare their levels with the acceptable national and international levels to avoid their adverse impacts on health and the public environment.  These stations are also enhanced with new monitoring units and devices in addition to increase in their numbers to include the various governorates of the Sultanate.   

Oman has issues a Basic Law of Oman (RD 101-1996), on the protection of the environment and prevention of pollution and regard this as a social principle and responsibility of the State. There is also framework legislation is the Law for the Protection of Environment and Prevention of Pollution (RD 114-2001).  This law prescribes strict penalties for the release of environmental pollutants and discharge of effluents, both in the land and the maritime territory of Oman. Air pollution levels may be not alarming for a city like Muscat for now, however we need to prevent air pollution accruing and insure clean air for the future .

Therefore here how you can take part to maintain Oman with clean air

  • Commute responsibly, reduce number of trips you take in your car.
  • Avoid burning leaves, trash, and other materials
  • Increase planting trees (AShjar  Initiative ).
  • Pollution Operations Monitoring Centre (hotline) 24693666 Toll free number  80071999

Noise pollution, also known as environmental noise or sound pollution, is the propagation of noise with harmful impact on the activity of human or animal life. The source of outdoor noise worldwide is mainly caused by machines, transport (especially planes) and propagation systems. 

Noise pollution can cause hypertension, high stress levels, tinnitus, hearing loss, sleep disturbances, and other harmful effects. Sound becomes unwanted when it either interferes with normal activities such as sleeping, conversation, or disrupts or diminishes one's quality of life.

Therefore here how you can take part to reduce impact on noise pollution 

  • Commute responsibly, reduce number of trips you take in your car.
  • Reduce the use of horns
  • Avoid burning leaves, trash, and other materials
  • Increase planting trees (AShjar  Initiative )as it reduces runoff into sea, since such runoff can damage coral reefs.
  • Pollution Operations Monitoring Centre (hotline) 24693666 Toll free number 80071999