Agencies told to prepare for haze

The Pollution Control Department has warned that seasonal haze in the southern portion of the kingdom is expected to be worse this year due to a drought in neighbouring countries, prompting the Environment Ministry to call on agencies to prepare measures to limit the damage.

According to the Asean Specialised Meteorological Centre (ASMC), temperatures in the lower parts of the region are expected to rise from July to September, leading to a possibility of intense transboundary haze pollution in the South.

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Apinya Wipatayotin