Bangkok’s administration suspends construction to ease worsening air pollution

Developers of high-rise buildings and electric train projects in Bangkok have been told to suspend construction activities which increase the amount of dust particles in the air for a few days, by the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA), as it increases measures to deal with the air pollution problem in the city.

BMA spokesman Pongsakorn Kwanmuang told the media that the administration has instructed district chiefs and directors of municipal schools to consider temporary closures in areas worst affected by PM2.5 dust particles, especially kindergartens.

Health Department deputy director-general Danai Teewanda said that schools have been advised to shorten the daily national anthem ceremony and morning prayers to only 10-15 minutes, so tha

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