Thailand enforces strict laws to reduce smog in Bangkok and big cities
Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon has ordered relevant organizations to enforce laws strictly to reduce smog and ask operators and people to cooperate.
Lt Gen Kongcheep Tantrawanit, spokesman of the deputy prime minister, said the order responded to the high levels of particulate matters 2.5 microns and less in size (PM2.5) in many areas, especially in Bangkok and big cities.
According to the spokesman, the order went to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, the Ministry of Interior, the Ministry of Transport, the Ministry of Industry, the Royal Thai Police Office, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration and the Ministry of Public Health.
The organizations will be imposing relevant laws and measures and ask private and civil sectors to help solve smog at its root causes.