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More than 1,200 analyses conducted by PCFC’s Central Laboratory to check environmental safety

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DUBAI, 29th May, 2022 (WAM) — The Central Laboratory at the Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC) completed about 1,200 tests and analyses of different samples during the first quarter of 2022 to examine the efficiency and safety of environment in areas that fall under the jurisdiction of the Department of Planning and Development – Trakhees of the PCFC, with an increase of 16 percent in tests compared to the same period of the past year.

Abdulla Belhoul, CEO of the Department of Planning and Development – Trakhees, explained that the corporation seeks to provide a healthy and sustainable environment that keeps pace with government trends as part of its efforts to facilitate and enhance Dubai’s economic transformation, adding that the Environment, Health and Safety Department (EHS) in Trakhees and through its Central Laboratory is working to establish operations and approve regulations and implementation of innovative solutions through specialised technical competencies qualified to conduct various types of analyses, using the latest innovative devices and leading technologies in the field of physical, chemical and microbiological examinations.

Belhoul confirmed that the EHS Department receives, through the Central Laboratory, requests from individuals and companies to conduct examinations and analyses of different samples that measure the efficiency and quality of environmental systems in the communities and areas affiliated with the PCFC, represented in 52 types of analyses, including; measuring the quality of drinking water, swimming pool water, groundwater, food sample testing, mineral and soil testing, air quality analysis, noise level measurement, and other analyses.

The CEO of Trakhees confirmed that the corporation will enhance the efficiency of its Central Laboratory and ensure applying the best approved international standards, to enhance measurement indicators in laboratory samples, and obtain accurate results. As soon as the results are given, the inspection team at the EHS Department works plans to visit the sites that show negative results in the analyses, to take the necessary measures in coordination with the departments of the relevant facilities.

WAM/Hazem Hussein

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