CHIANG MAI, 21 February 2012 (NNT) – With the smoke haze covering many parts of the North, Chiang Mai’s mayor said prevention for future smoke incident must be prepared because once thick smokes are seen, it will be too late and difficult to reduce.
Chiang Mai Mayor Tassanai Buranupakorn has ordered his subordinates to spray water in the air, forbid vehicles emitting black smoke to be driven on streets, and apply many other methods to reduce the smoke haze problem. The province has been under smoky air for a couple of days. With these measures imposed, small dust particles have been reduced.
The Mayor said Chiang Mai is a valley; therefore, if there is thick haze, it will be very difficult to solve the problem.
Meanwhile, Lampoon province, which has been experiencing smoke problem for a week, has also begun to see a reduction in the dust particles as well. The provincial governor has ordered authorities to strictly prohibit people from burning crops or pollute the air in every way.
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