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Third Army Region ready to deal with northern smog situation

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Third Army Region ready to deal with northern smog situation

 

BANGKOK, 3rd January 2018 (NNT) – The Third Army Region is standing ready to deal with the smog situation in the northern region. 

Third Army Region commander Lt. Gen. Vichak Siribansop said on Tuesday that a command center to deal with the smog situation has just been set up in Chiang Mai Province as part of measures to deal with the persistent problem. 

Lt. Gen. Vichak said that officers from the Third Corps will be coordinating the operation, which is already planned to incorporate forces from the neighboring countries, Myanmar, Laos and Chiang Rai, in a special campaign against wild fire and smog at the end of January. 

?He stated that the army is determined to lower the number of incidents by 60 percent after having reduced them by 40 percent in 2017. 

Lt. Gen. Vichak went on to say that success in solving this problem genuinely requires cooperation from locals in affected areas and Thailand’s neighbors because 99 percent of the cases were caused by humans in the region.

 
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57 minutes ago, webfact said:

Gen. Vichak went on to say that success in solving this problem genuinely requires cooperation from locals in affected areas and Thailand’s neighbors because 99 percent of the cases were caused by humans in the region.

good luck with that!

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end of rice harvest-burning the fields all round us-yet again

only good news is a few farmers have discovered that its better to just plow the stubble back in

actually improves the soil

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Some confusion between smog and haze.

Haze from fires, at least in Chiang Mai, was considerably less in 2017 than in previous years, so I would assume that something is indeed being improved. Let's hope they carry on in 2018.

 

Pollution from traffic however (which for me comes closer to "smog") is on the increase, year round. I don't see what the army can do about it, it should be the job of the city council.

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41 minutes ago, arithai12 said:

Some confusion between smog and haze.

Haze from fires, at least in Chiang Mai, was considerably less in 2017 than in previous years, so I would assume that something is indeed being improved. Let's hope they carry on in 2018.

 

Pollution from traffic however (which for me comes closer to "smog") is on the increase, year round. I don't see what the army can do about it, it should be the job of the city council.

2017 was definitely an improvement over 2016 in terms of smoke/haze in the Chiang Mai area.

Until traffic police start issuing fines or ordering vehicles which are belching smoke off the road, I can't see any improvement in CM smog any time soon.

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That's a relief then!

 

Lot of rain last year kept the burning down/smog/haze down much like 2011. The rice fields near our Moo Baan were burnt a couple of weeks ago.

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7 hours ago, kelboy said:

Born stupid 

they look stupid 

they are stupid. 

:stoner:

Who are you referring to, yourself perhaps, with that asinine comment?

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What I'd like to see is the BB set up traffic stops on Doi Suthep and start pulling over the smoke belching song-thews and buses.  They're passing up on some big money here.

 

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"lower the number of incidents by 60 percent after having reduced them by 40 percent "

So that must mean there will be NO burning, maybe they should bring in the same fines

you get if caught smoking a cigarette on a beach down South,what is it 100,000 THB ! 

 

Every year they spout the same message,we are going to stop it,and they fail miserably,

and we all have to suffer.

regards worgeordie

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They were using their helicopters to patrol last year. Obviously the first step is spotting the fires, and that's where they will be the most useful.

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10 hours ago, arithai12 said:

Some confusion between smog and haze.

Haze from fires, at least in Chiang Mai, was considerably less in 2017 than in previous years, so I would assume that something is indeed being improved. Let's hope they carry on in 2018.

 

Pollution from traffic however (which for me comes closer to "smog") is on the increase, year round. I don't see what the army can do about it, it should be the job of the city council.

I think haze last year was reduced because 2016 had a brutal drought, resulting in less plant life to burn.  This year could see a significant increase.  I'm making plans to be somewhere else starting around April.

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