President Moon Jae-in has ordered the formation of a pan-national organization to solve the fine dust crisis affecting South Korea.
According to Cheongwadae, the top office will look into whether ex-UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon would be able to head that organization.
The plan was first proposed by Sohn Hak-kyu, chairman of the opposition Bareunmirae Party, who also recommended Ban for that task.
Sohn pointed out the former UN chief has the diplomatic expertise to discuss and mediate fine dust issues with China.
The administration will also examine how to establish the relationship between the existing special committee on fine dust and the proposed pan-national organization.