PM calls collective efforts to solve northern haze [Video]

The Prime Minister has asked for cooperation from all sectors in Thailand and neighboring countries to address the air pollution disaster in the northern region.Keep watching ...

Governors instructed to tackle forest fire, air pollution [Video]

The Minister of Interior has ordered all provincial governors to coordinate with related agencies to prevent and mitigate forest fire and air pollution disasters from now until early next year, in order to effectively address the recent air pollution issue in Bangkok and other provinces.Keep ...

Thailand enforces strict laws to reduce smog in Bangkok and big cities

Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon has ordered relevant organizations to enforce laws strictly to reduce smog and ask operators and people to cooperate.Lt Gen Kongcheep Tantrawanit, spokesman of the deputy prime minister, said the order responded to the high levels of particulate matters 2.5 microns ...

High time to tackle haze

At a glance, the opening of the Centre for Air Pollution Mitigation (CAPM), which is tasked with reducing levels of the toxic PM2.5 fine dust, seemed like a promising sign.The centre is to serve as a focal point for getting ministries and agencies on the ...

Govt seeks Myanmar, Laos talks to deal with haze

Thailand will seek talks with Myanmar and Laos to lend strength to the fight against haze and smog pollution, according to Jatuporn Buruspat, the natural resources and environment permanent secretary.The government will seek cooperation from Myanmar and Laos authorities to jointly deal with the seasonal ...

Apinya Wipatayotin

DRRAA aims to alleviate drought, smog problems in all areas

Department of Royal Rainmaking and Agricultural Aviation’s (DRRAA) Director General Surasee Kittimonthon said that due to the drought situation and the severe problems of dust and haze, the government has ordered the DRRAA to review the annual royal rainmaking action plan to alleviate problems for ...

Supawadee Wangsri

Use law to end smog: Prawit

Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon said law enforcement is the key to controlling fine-dust pollution which has shrouded the country over the past few weeks.Gen Prawit, who is also the chairman of the National Environment Board, said the NEB acknowledges all state agencies have put ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Govt plans tax on polluting construction sites to tackle dust particles crisis

Construction sites that produce too much dust will now face a tax as the government tries to tackle the dust particles crisis, the Minister of Finance Uttama Savanayana said.Patchara Anuntasilpa, director-general of the Excise Department, said that the department is working on this matter, especially ...

The Nation Reporter

Haze on the border: What’s at stake in the regional dilemma

There is nothing new to the haze from forest fires on Indonesia’s Sumatra Island creeping across Malaysia, Singapore and southern Thailand as seen again this past week.The problem has recurred annually since 1982, taking a toll on health, economies and international relations.Most of the smoke ...

The Nation Reporter

PM orders immediate action to address haze in Bangkok

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has ordered authorities immediately to activate prepared measures to mitigate the haze, which has returned to Bangkok and its suburbs.Expressing concern about the haze, especially the PM2.5 dust particles, the Prime Minister pleaded with construction site operators and industries in ...

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