BMA presents Pollution-Free Road Project certificate for the year 2020

Rattanakosin Room, Bangkok City Hall (Sao Chingcha): Mrs. Silapasuai Rawisaengsun, Permanent Secretary for the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA), presided over the ceremony to present certificates to honor the success performances under Pollution-Free Road project of the BMA for fiscal year 2020. In addition, the Permanent Secretary gave policy on solving PM2.5 problem according to National Action Plan for combating “dust pollution problems” as an administration and management framework for solving PM2.5 problem of 50 district offices.

The BMA has initiated the Pollution-Free Road project since 2017 with the objective to create network and collaboration in finding solutions for air pollution problem. Pilot activity under this project was first conducted at Phaya Thai Road, Pathum Wan District, in 2018. After that, the project implementation was expanded to cover 45 roads with total of 121.92 kilometers, in all 50 districts in 2019. In 2020, the BMA has magnified the project implementation which results in higher numbers of pollution-free roads, 57 roads with 167.22 kilometers increased. The BMA also hosts the ceremony to present certificates honoring the success performances under Pollution-Free Road project in order to raise spirit and morale for BMA officers working at all 50 district offices.

Awards presented in this ceremony are categorized into 3 levels, namely, good level (14 districts), outstanding level (21 districts), and excellent level (15 districts).

The Permanent Secretary said that air pollution became part of everyday life, especially in cool season starting from December onwards. It impacts public health and causes various environmental and economic problems. Thus, the Thailand’s Government has set policies for solving pollution and environment problem as the National Agenda. The BMA has always highlighted importance of environmental protection and solutions for dust and pollution problem. Therefore, all 50 district offices are urged to continuously cooperate in the project implementation in order to bring back clean air and good environment to the capital.