DNP to control forest fires in nine northern provinces

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Bangkok – The Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP) has instructed its personnel to control forest fires in nine northern provinces to prevent smog, especially from March to April.

DNP Director General Thanya Netithammakul said he has dispatched a team of officials to extinguish forest fires the northern provinces from February 23 – April 7, 2019.

The values of PM 2.5 and PM10 particulate matters are likely to rise partly due to the numerous forest fires, he said.

The cabinet agreed to put the air pollution issue on the national agenda on February 12, 2019, which brings together various agencies to contain dust.