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BMA urges measures to curb air pollution

national December 21, 2018 17:02

By The Nation

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All 50 district offices across the capital were told on Friday to spray water and clean roads in traffic-congested areas and under skytrain stations to help curb air pollution.



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Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) governor Pol General Aswin Kwanmuang instructed said atfacebook.com/aswinkwanmuang/ that 19 districts including Bang Khun Thien, Bang Na, Bang Kapi, Din Daeng,Thon Buri, and Wang Thong Lang reported the amount of PM2.5 or particulate matters smaller than 2.5 microns beyond the safety limit of 50 micrograms per cubic metres on Friday morning. He instructed officials to spray water and prevent outdoor burning among various measures to reduce pollution.

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"We have to admit this problem exists and partially it was because of transport infrastructural and condominium construction projects, road repairs, as well as black exhaust smoke from vehicles at traffic-congested areas at certain periods," Aswin said adding that the current drought and dry season also made the air prone to dust.

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He insisted the city has been trying to solve the air pollution problem and the BMA had set a "one district, one clean-air road" policy. He cited Phayathai Road in Pathumwan or Chaeng Wattana in Lak Si, where there has been a crackdown on vehicles emitting black exhaust smoke, more frequent road-cleaning works, and the increase of green areas. 

Urging people to avoid outdoor activities or wear a face masks, he said people can also follow air pollution updates viawww.bangkokairquality.com.

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