Union Minister reviews air pollution in Tachilek

08 April 2019
Union Minister reviews air pollution in Tachilek
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The Union Minister for Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation U Ohn Win yesterday reviewed air pollution in Tachilek, caused mostly by burning of agricultural waste and forest fires, state media has reported.

Tachilek, the border town of Myanmar, and Mae Sai in Thailand faces pollution from burning of fields every opening season, but the smoke levels this year have been worse than the previous year.

After hearing reports from local authorities on measures taken to reduce trans-border smoke, the Union Minister promised to set up a machine permanently to read the air pollution levels in the border town in the 2018-2019 fiscal year. He also promised to employ machines to spray water over polluted air.