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The Ports, Customs and Free Zone Central Laboratory conducts more than 900 water safety tests in its affiliated are

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

It provides 52 types of tests and analyzes and has received more than 1,500 requests since the beginning of this year The Ports, Customs and Free Zone Central Laboratory conducts more than 900 water safety tests in its affiliated areas The central laboratory at the Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation conducted about 1,500 analyzes during the first half of 2021 to examine the efficiency and safety of water in the areas under the supervision of the Corporation, with an increase of 20% in the number of tests compared to the same period last year. His Excellency Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, Chairman of the Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation, said that the Corporation, as part of its efforts to facilitate and promote the economic transformation of Dubai, has developed processes and approved regulations and innovative solutions, through which it works to ensure the provision of a sustainable environment for life in line with government trends, where the Department of Environment, Health and Safety works and from Through its central laboratory, it conducts a number of analyzes and tests that measure the efficiency and quality of environmental systems in the communities and regions affiliated with the Corporation. His Excellency pointed out to the most important services provided by the Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation's Central Laboratory, which are represented in 52 types of analyzes among them; Measuring the quality of drinking water, swimming pool water, groundwater, food sampling, mineral and soil testing, air quality analysis, noise level measurement, and other services. Bin Sulayem stressed that the Corporation is strengthening its central laboratory with specialized and qualified technical competencies to conduct various types of analyzes by using the latest innovative devices and leading technologies in the field of physical, chemical and microbiological examinations, and to ensure that they conform to the best international standards and approved practices, in order to support measurement indicators in laboratory samples, and obtain Accurate and reliable results. He stated that the Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation's laboratory has received, since the beginning of this year, about 1,500 requests from individuals and companies to conduct tests and analyzes of various samples, including conducting more than 900 examinations of water samples, to detect their quality, the level of impurities in them and their suitability for human use. The head of the Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation noted that the inspection team at the Environment, Health and Safety Department works as soon as it obtains the results of laboratory reports by visiting sites that show negative results in the analyzes, and working to take the necessary measures in coordination and cooperation with the departments of the relevant facilities, and emphasizing not to use unfit water. For human consumption and disposal in a safe and secure manner, in a step through which the Corporation is keen to ensure the health and safety of individuals in the vital communities that fall within the scope of its supervision.

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