Reader TalkBack Thailand: How Should Thailand Solve Yearly Air Pollution Issues?


The following is our regular feature in which we ask our readers a news topical question and get their insight and opinions. We then share their feedback about a week later and pick a variety of diverse and interesting responses.

This week, we want to ask: 

How Should Thailand Solve Yearly Air Pollution Issues?

Some context around this question: Air pollution has been an issue in Thailand around January-March for years but this year has, according to many, been particularly bad, especially around Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai where earlier this week residents of some villages held protests and Chiang Mai was ranked number one in the world for worst air quality on the AQI index for several days. Pattaya has been better recently but also struggled under air pollution for weeks.   We have written numerous articles on this problem like here. So, what do you think? How can this problem be solved?

We look forward to hearing from you! Tell us on our social media channels, in the comments below, or if you prefer your comment to be private mail us at We will publish the results and select a variety of diverse responses early next week, as always!

The original version of this article appeared on our sister website, The Pattaya News, owned by our parent company TPN media.


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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.