Chiang Mai air pollution fourth worst in the world

 | Tue 3 Mar 2020 14:29 ICT

CityNews – 3rd March 2020, with Chiang Mai’s AQI at 179, which ranks us as the world’s fourth most polluted city according to, authorities are stepping up to combat this crisis.

With support from the Air force with fire fighting airplanes, fire spotting airplanes and survey airplanes, with  widespread use of water sprinklers to douse the particles in urban and touristy areas, with nationwide awareness raising and educational campaigns, with a steep increase in volunteers who are helping fight fires and patrol forests, and under the coordination of the Circle 33, authorities say that this year has seen the greatest efforts to date in terms of solving this annual crisis.