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 smog which has been blown across borders into the North of Thailand, Mr Jatuporn said on Thursday.

He said the number of hotspots in Myanmar continues to rise while there have been fewer in Laos and Cambodia.

The Environment Ministry is being urged to talk with the neighbouring countries, although it has also acknowledged that part of the problem has originated from bushfires within this country.

The haze and dust pollution has long affected residents’ 

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