The United States continues to support efforts in northern Thailand to address air quality. On September 2, the U.S. Mission to Thailand donated 81 air purifiers to Chiang Mai Provincial Education Office. These air purifiers, worth approximately $15,000 (485,000 THB), will be distributed to 25 schools in Chiang Mai.
Since 2019, the U.S. government has donated approximately $60,000 (2 million THB) in equipment to respond to wildfires and help improve air quality in northern Thailand. As air pollutants can impact human health throughout the region, these donations help reduce ultra-fine dust particles such as PM2.5 which can cause serious health problem.
“We all breathe the same air and the United States is proud to support our Thai partners throughout northern Thailand, as we work together to end air pollution,” said Consul General Sean O’Neill. “We are committed to protecting the health of students and their dedicated teachers by improving air quality in the classroom and creating a safe learning environment for everyone.”
“I would like to thank the U.S. government for the donated equipment. This donation demonstrates strong friendship and ongoing partnership between the United States and Thailand. These air purifiers will help schools improve the air quality for students and teachers in the classrooms,” Chiang Mai Governor Charoenrit Sa-nguansat said.
For more information regarding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Air Quality Index for northern Thailand, please visit the U.S. Embassy website: https://th.usembassy.gov/air-quality-index-aqi/. The information is calculated based on air pollution data captured by monitors owned and maintained by the Royal Thai government.
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