Dept to work with US to develop air quality system

The Pollution Control Department (PCD) has announced cooperation with the United States government to develop air-quality monitoring and forecasting system using space technology.

The Mekong Air Quality Explorer will serve as a tool for managing air pollution problems through its partnership with the US Agency for International Development, Nasa, the Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre, Servir-Mekong, and Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency to implement dust solutions under the National Agenda Steering Action Plan.

PCD director-general Atthapol Charoenchansa said the air quality monitoring and forecasting system would help report the air quality in Thailand.

He added that the cooperation in technology development would focus on preventing and solving the problem of PM2.5 dust by using modern technology and knowledge from all relevant sectors to integrate the solution for PM2.5 dust problem with sustainable efficiency. — The Nation/ANN

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