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Renewed push to sort, recycle waste

Despite its reputation of being one of the world’s top tourist destinations, litter can literally be seen all over Bangkok.According to the Department of Environment and Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) figures, the capital produces more than 8,000 tonnes of municipal waste every day.Keep reading ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Air pollution returns to Bangkok

The annual problem of air pollution has returned to Bangkok, with PM2.5 fine particle dust levels measured above the set safe level of 50 microgrammes per cubic metre at 65 spots at 7am on Wednesday.The highest level of PM2.5, 80 microgrammes per cubic metre, was ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Bangkok on alert as 70,000 homes flood in Thailand

Thai authorities have rushed to protect parts of Bangkok from floodwaters that have already inundated 70,000 homes and killed six people in the country’s northern and central provinces.Tropical Storm Dianmu has caused flooding in 30 provinces, with the kingdom’s central region the worst hit, the ...

Domestic Bangkok flights to resume in Sept

Domestic airlines will soon resume commercial flights out of Bangkok, a Covid-19 dark-red zone, as transport restrictions are eased amid tight enforcement of health and safety regulations.A Transport Ministry source said the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand will begin permitting airlines to fly into and ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Bangkok to have 61 Community Care Centers operational

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) aims to have all 61 Community Care Centers for COVID-19 cases operational in coming days across all 50 districts, serving as isolation centers for COVID-19 patients awaiting admission to a treatment facility.The Governor of Bangkok, Aswin Kwanmuang today inspected a ...

NNT Reporter

BMA urges care in disposal of infectious wastes

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) on Sunday asked citizens to dispose of infectious wastes properly.BMA deputy permanent secretary Chatri Wattanakhejorn said amid the Covid-19 situation, Bangkok generated 11,393 tonnes of infectious wastes, or 63 tonnes per day, between January and June this year.“Of the total, ...

The Nation Reporter

70% of city Covid cases are Delta strain

The Delta variant is responsible for 70% of people in Bangkok falling sick with Covid-19, says a study by the Centre of Excellence in Clinical Virology at Chulalongkorn University.The findings were revealed by Yong Poovorawan, the centre director, on his Facebook page.He said the first ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

BMA’s solution on flood problem in Bangkok

Flood problem in Bangkok can be occurred in many areas owing to: The increasing number of large buildings that discharged a large volume of wastewater; The increase of the size of drain pipe or additional network of drain pipes which is uneasy to make it ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

New lung of Bangkok expected to fully ready in Feb 2022

The first phase of redeveloping the Benjakitti Park will be completed by June 2021 to be open for Mother’s Day, deputy government spokesperson Traisuree Taisaranakul said.The overall construction plan is expected to be completed by February 2022.The first eight months in phase one are focused ...

The Nation Reporter

Panel told tap water 'too salty' to be safe

Thailand is urgently tackling a saltwater intrusion problem after the amount of sodium in tap water exceeded the standard level.The president of a subcommittee in charge of managing the Chao Phraya, Ping, Wang, Yom and Nan water basins, Weerakorn Khamprakob, said sodium in tap water ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

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