Cabinet gives nod to new anti-dust law

The cabinet has approved a draft ministerial law on construction as it steps up efforts to reduce harmful levels of ultra-fine particles of dust.

The current law, enforced since 1983, is too old to be applied to modern building methods in line with safety and environmental standards, deputy government spokesperson Rachada Dhnadirek said on Tuesday.

“The new law aims to boost safety and protect the environment,” she said.

Under the new law, proper measures are necessary for the construction of structures that are more than 10 metres high, such as covering them with special materials or mixing cement in enclosed areas.

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