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Bangkok officials launch “big cleaning” attack on air pollution | VIDEO

Maya Taylor

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If all else fails, spray water at it … That seems to be the motto of officials in Bangkok, who have resorted to spraying large plumes of water into the air, in an effort to rid the capital of the smog that has plagued it for months now. Bangkok Governor Aswin Kwanmuang has launched the “Bangkok Big Cleaning Day”, in the company of Deputy Interior Minister Niphon Bunyamanee and Jirasan Kaewsaeng-akem from the Metropolitan Police.

The initiative is an attempt to clear the PM2.5 dust particles that have left the capital shrouded in smog. The haze problem was bad earlier this week but cleaned up a bit on Thursday and Friday. In addition to vast jets of water being sprayed into the air, Aswin says the city’s streets are getting a thorough cleaning, as are public facilities across the capital.

“The activity will be carried out in 50 districts of Bangkok. They are Din Daeng district, the Wong Wian Yai intersection in Thongburi district, Central Rama II in Bang Khun Thian district, Sanam Luang 2 in Thawi Watthana district, and in front of Nong Khaem district office.”

According to a Nation Thailand report, Niphon says the Interior Ministry has instructed contractors in Bangkok and surrounding areas to delay construction work during the months of January and February in order to reduce the annual air pollution around the city.

“We have also asked provinces around Bangkok to stop burning of garbage and leftover crops, which are one of the sources of PM2.5 that could be carried by wind to Bangkok areas.”

To see what’s really contributing to Bangkok’s air pollution woes, have a look at our video below…

SOURCE: Nation Thailand

 

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    Bobby B

    Saturday, December 19, 2020 at 12:41 pm

    Where does these “officials” get the ideas from? A magic 8 ball?

    When you thought the madness would stop, I mean rockets to the moon and vaccine from weed. Can’t wait to see that the officials will bring in 2021 ?

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      Ynwaps

      Saturday, December 19, 2020 at 1:11 pm

      First we need to get rid of uniforms and gender pronouns, then we’ll be ready for the future.

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      Michael Hunter

      Sunday, December 20, 2020 at 9:26 am

      Anyone remember Wham-O Air Blaster Gun toy of the 1960’s ? Pump tge handle several times and you can blow out a candle at 20 feet. Or another kid’s ear drum at 5 feet… inflict brain damage at 6 inches.

      Anyway, Thai government should manufacture and issue these to government workers to blow into the sky to rid the smog problem.

      Sounds just as logical as squirting water into the air.

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    RA

    Saturday, December 19, 2020 at 12:51 pm

    Have they even thought about the exhaust gases the from trucks that spray this water. That is far more than the water could wash out. All a show.

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    Issan John

    Saturday, December 19, 2020 at 2:07 pm

    God almighty … next thing, they’ll be suggesting breathing bleach to clean the lungs …

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    Keith

    Saturday, December 19, 2020 at 2:27 pm

    Ho ho ho ho

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    Maag

    Saturday, December 19, 2020 at 2:59 pm

    I gonna pee in the air , to rise down polution !

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    David

    Saturday, December 19, 2020 at 4:57 pm

    Oh Thailand when will you learn!
    Your minions know full well that this pointless short term scheme will do absolutely nothing to address the yearly cycle of pollution, yet, they are prevented from telling you because you obviously know best.
    Downwards directed instructions do nothing to fix anything.
    Empower your minions to speak up!

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    Timmytime

    Saturday, December 19, 2020 at 5:18 pm

    Did they not tried this a few years ago already and without any positive results except polluting the air even further running diesel fueled pumps for hours and hours. This is nothing but a show off and why have no other countries with the same problems done the same, since it bloody does not work.

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    B.T.

    Saturday, December 19, 2020 at 8:00 pm

    “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.”
    ― Albert Einstein
    Where they get this stupid idea nobody knows.Zero creative thinking, zero logic.From time to time they use this to show how incompetent the whole government is.Dictator started this in CM before.

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    Jean-Pierre R. Compain

    Saturday, December 19, 2020 at 8:48 pm

    Excellent video, very informative and clear.
    By the way … And, as just said someone in the comments below the Youtube video: it would be nice to have also Thai subtitles.

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    Michael Hunter

    Sunday, December 20, 2020 at 9:29 am

    Anyone remember Wham-O Air Blaster Gun toy of the 1960’s ? Pump tge handle several times and you can blow out a candle at 20 feet. Or another kid’s ear drum at 5 feet… inflict brain damage at 6 inches.

    Anyway, Thai government should manufacture and issue these to government workers to blow into the sky to rid the smog problem.

    Sounds just as logical as squirting water into the air.

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    BC

    Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at 3:06 pm

    This is Olympic-level stupidity.

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