Tag Archives: Myanmar

Dozens hospitalised as rubbish dump fire burns for fourth day

Firefighters are yet to extinguish a blaze at Yangon’s largest rubbish dump that has caused major air pollution problems in several townships on the city’s outskirts. The fire broke out at Htein Bin rubbish dump in Hlaing Tharyar Township on … Continue reading

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Alarm sounded on Yangon air pollution 

A massive influx in imported vehicles in recent years has contributed to deteriorating air quality in Yangon but information about pollution levels is yet to be released. Air pollution is becoming more noticeable in Yangon and its effects can be … Continue reading

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Transport largest source of air pollution

Yangon’s traffic congestion is a major factor in fouling the city’s air, experts say. Speaking at an air quality seminar, Dr Than Htut, a retired head of the Occupational Health Unit, said it was the most important of three major … Continue reading

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Yangon air pollution measured just above WHO guidelines

Air-pollution levels in downtown Yangon exceed international standards, city authorities have revealed. Monitoring equipment has recorded 102 parts per million (ppm) of airborne particles, 2ppm above the World Health Organisation’s guideline of 100ppm. In an interview with The Myanmar Times, … Continue reading

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YCDC to measure air pollution at 15 sites

In an attempt to combat worsening air quality, Yangon City Development Committee is installing 15 air quality control machines throughout the city, assistant chief engineer of the pollution and cleansing department U Aung Myint Maw said. The machines, which will … Continue reading

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Air pollution monitors to be installed in Yangon

Air pollution monitoring equipment costing K600 million (about US$608,000) will be installed throughout Yangon next month, the municipal administration said on February 19. “The equipment will be installed at fifteen locations,” said U Aung Myint Maw, the deputy head of … Continue reading

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Smog Shrouds North Thailand

A smog covering most of northern Thailand will stop the annual exodus of Songkran holiday makers in its tracks unless nature comes to the rescue. Northern provinces are in the grip of a health threatening smog caused by the wholesale … Continue reading

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Thai forest fires

Northern Thailand and bordering Myanmar/ Burma are still affected by high air pollution levels caused by forest fires. For current Thai forest fire and pollution details in map view, visit thaiforestfire.com For the latest air pollution levels from around Thailand, … Continue reading

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