Thailand pushes talks with Cambodia over transboundary pollution

The Thai government is accelerating efforts to hold talks with its Cambodian counterpart to address transboundary air pollution, which is posing an increasing threat to the health of people in Thailand, as the dry season, is expected to be dryer and longer this year due to the El Niño weather phenomenon, gets underway.

MODIS satellite images, taken on January 30, show 644 hotspots in Cambodia, 101 in Laos, 98 in Myanmar, 41 in Vietnam and 9 in Malaysia. Most of the hotspots in Thailand were detected in farm land.

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