The Environmental State Report 2016 released by the Environmental Protection Bureau (DSPA) shows that over 95 percent of the days last year were recorded with an air quality reading of “good” or “moderate” at a number of monitoring stations across the city last year, more than in 2015.
According to the report that Macau Post Daily had access, the data shows that Macau’s air quality improved last year.
There are five monitoring stations in the city – a “roadside” monitoring station in Rua do Campo and a monitoring station in the “high density residential area”in the northern district, as well as one monitoring station each in Taipa Central Park, Big Taipa Hill and Concordia Industrial Park in Coloane.
For the city’s five monitoring stations, the number of “poor” air quality days significantly declined last year compared to 2015, the report says, adding that no “very poor” air quality days were recorded at any of the five monitoring stations last year.
Meanwhile, the report also states that noise complaints by residents primarily consisted of three categories last year, namely “music and karaoke”, “indoor renovations”, and “talking and shouting”, adding that they accounted for 70 percent of all noise complaints.
A total of 8,500 noise complaints were recorded last year, a 1.3 percent decrease compared to 2015 when 8,611 such complaints were recorded, according to the report. The noise complaints were recorded by four government entities, namely the Public Security Police (PSP), Environmental Protection Bureau, Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau (IACM) and Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO).