20 Jan 2020
Thailand’s smog crisis continues in Bangkok and other provinces for a second week, with pollution readings at hazardous levels, while the spokesperson of the Prime Minister’s Office has insisted that the situation has yet to reach a crisis level and asks the public not to panic.
11 Jan 2020
PM2.5 levels in Bangkok and surrounding provinces have reached a hazardous level for the third consecutive day on Friday (10 January), with the air quality measuring between 156 – 163 AQI (Air Quality Index), while the government has yet to issue any concrete long-term plan to tackle the issue.
30 Jan 2019
The Governor of Bangkok has announced that 437 schools in Bangkok will be closed and said a statement from the Prime Minister will order other schools under the Office of the Basic Education Commission (OBEC) to follow. Source: Air Quality Index Website(Captured at 5.31 p.m.)
22 Jan 2019
In comparison to other countries, the Thai government has not been very effective in dealing with Bangkok's air pollution issue, relying on temporary solutions to what seems to be a long-term problem rather than tackling the structural issues at root. While different cities around the world facing or have faced similar problems has come up with ways of dealing with air pollution that target its cause.