BMA aims to extensively create dust-free safe zones


Mrs. Silapasuai Rawisaengsun, Permanent Secretary for the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA), revealed that Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has been concerned about the situation of the levels of ultra-fine dust particles, known as PM2.5, exceed safety standard in various areas of Bangkok metropolis. Exposure to PM2.5 can cause adverse health effects especially for small children and school children. Consequently, the BMA has a policy to request for support from various sectors to provide fans to be installed with HEPA filters that the BMA already had. Social Development Department and Education Department are assigned to allocate the fans and HEPA filters in order to create Safe Zone that is dust-free in classrooms for young children, library or meeting rooms of 292 BMA preschool child development centers in 45 districts (except 5 districts with no preschool child development centers, namely Bang Bon District, Bang Rak District, Samphanthawong District, Phra Nakhon District, and Bangkok Yai District) and 437 BMA affiliated schools, thoroughly and entirely.

In this regard, the BMA preschool child development centers and BMA affiliated schools are still in need of many more fans. Therefore, the charitable people or organizations are requested to support the BMA by donating fans at all 50 district offices of Bangkok. This aims to make the BMA preschool child development centers and BMA affiliated schools dust-free safe zones for all small children and school children.