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By Natthaphon Sangpolsit

    

BANGKOK (NNT) - Bangkok has launched a campaign to reduce air pollution, starting with the downtown Pathum Wan district. City Hall is using cutting-edge technology to help monitor air quality in real time, while providing clean energy transportation options for residents.

 

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has joined hands with 21 public and private agencies to pilot the clean air campaign in Pathum Wan district, as part of the wider effort to curb air pollution.

City Hall adapted London’s Low Emission Zone concept for Bangkok by monitoring heavily polluting vehicles, providing clean energy transportation options, and implementing modern technologies to help tackle the issue.

 

As part of the campaign, City Hall and partner agencies will be developing an online BMA-BLEZ database to report vehicle emissions in the district, running electric bus lines with stops at major shopping malls and offices, and installing air quality sensors for PM 2.5 airborne particulate matter, with large displays providing real-time air quality readings.

 

The BMA hopes this cooperative move will yield concrete improvements to air quality through collective sharing of knowledge and making Bangkok a more liveable metropolis.

 

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31 minutes ago, webfact said:

BANGKOK (NNT) - Bangkok has launched a campaign to reduce air pollution

and how many weeks, months or years separe the campaign from the realisation?

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4 hours ago, webfact said:

City Hall is using cutting-edge technology to help monitor air quality in real time

Waste of money. Just step outside.

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Monitor the air all you want, the only thing that will actually start fixing the problem is replacing the belching buses with zero-emission vehicles.  

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8 hours ago, webfact said:

City Hall is using cutting-edge technology to help monitor air quality in real time, while providing clean energy transportation options for residents.

 

8 hours ago, webfact said:

City Hall adapted London’s Low Emission Zone concept for Bangkok by monitoring heavily polluting vehicles, providing clean energy transportation options, and implementing modern technologies to help tackle the issue.

Do these "cutting edge" "modern technologies" include observing thick black smoke belching from city buses and then removing those buses from service? Didn't think so.

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I live on Paholyothin Road and it doesn't take any fancy instruments and other monitoring equipment to identify which vehicle types are belting out noxious diesel fumes and/or emitting excess noise pollution. 

 

Update the buses, make trucks and pickups do regular emmission tests and do decibel testing on exhaust systems.

 

Reality is....nothing will change, again.

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