Today (4 November 2020) at 13.30 hrs., H.E. Mr. Warawut Silpa-archa, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, opens the air pollution solution center, along with the press release of the center’s operation. Mr. Jatuporn Buruspat, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, together with the executive of MNRE, attends the event at the air pollution solution center, located in the meeting room 302, MNRE building.
H.E. Mr. Warawut Silpa-archa revealed that the center for solving air pollution problems is a mechanism under the Air Pollution Solution Communication Subcommittee chaired by the Permanent Secretary of the Prime Minister’s Office. The center is responsible for monitoring, collecting network data from air quality monitoring stations that measure consistent with standard methods, and reporting to the public. Moreover, the center also follows relevant information such as traffic volume, meteorological conditions, the air quality of the relevant agencies, coordination of hotspot in forest areas, spatial PM 2.5 dust assessment and report using satellite imagery, etc.
The center will alert the public by applying technology to forecast 3 days in advance for the public to prepare and prevent health effects. There is also the integration of operations with related agencies in solving dust problems under the National Agenda Propelling Action Plan “Dust Pollution Solution” in the form of War Room. When there is an air pollution situation, the relevant agencies must be rigorously upgraded to return the normal position speedily.