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Poll on plan to check diesel-engine vehicles twice a year

The Pollution Control Department (PCD) is gauging the public’s opinion on the department’s plan to require diesel-engine vehicles, which are over 20 years old, to have their engines tested twice a year, instead of just once, as part of the effort to reduce PM2.5 pollution.

Preeyaporn Suwanaged, director-general of the PCD, said that automobiles account for 51% of PM2.5 emissions in and around Bangkok and, of these, 44% is from diesel-engine vehicles, such as trucks and pickup trucks, compared to 21% from the industrial sector, 10% from households, 6% from open-air burning and 12% from other causes.

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By Thai PBS World

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