Air quality readings in Sarawak show improvement

KUCHING (BERNAMA) – The Air Pollution Index (API) readings around Sarawak have shown improvement in general as of 4pm yesterday.

However, the Automated Air Quality Monitoring Station located at the Miri Industrial Training Institute still recorded a hazardous API level of 336.

According to data released by the Department of Environment (DOE), the API reading at SK Kuala Baram 2 showed good recovery from being at the hazardous level (312 API reading) at 10am to very unhealthy (272) as at 3pm.

Meanwhile, air quality in Sri Aman is still considered to be unhealthy with an API reading of 134.

The API readings in Sibu, Miri and Kuching remain in the moderate category at 79, 80 and 79.