Thai govt scrambles to contain wildfires and haze

Thai govt scrambles to contain wildfires and haze

24 February 2016

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Thailand–  The Thai government is scrambling to contain wildfires and haze in the country and will establish understanding and cooperation among ASEAN countries to contain haze problems in the region.

Wildfires in Thailand this year started earlier than in past years and were mainly due to climate change. In the last two weeks, Lampang province had had the highest PM10 value of 208 micrograms per cubic meter which exceeded the safety standards but it has now decreased to normal level.

The Thai government is yet to control and suppress the burning of forests to reduce pollution which might adversely affect the country’s economy.

If Thailand could control wildfires and haze, it would be the first country to be able to do so in the ASEAN Economic Community.

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