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    Third Army Region ready to deal with northern smog situation

    BANGKOK, 3rd January 2018 (NNT) – The Third Army Region is standing ready to deal with the smog situation in the northern region.

    Third Army Region commander Lt. Gen. Vichak Siribansop said on Tuesday that a command center to deal with the smog situation has just been set up in Chiang Mai Province as part of measures to deal with the persistent problem.

    Lt. Gen. Vichak said that officers from the Third Corps will be coordinating the operation, which is already planned to incorporate forces from the neighboring countries, Myanmar, Laos and Chiang Rai, in a special campaign against wild fire and smog at the end of January.

    ?He stated that the army is determined to lower the number of incidents by 60 percent after having reduced them by 40 percent in 2017.

    Lt. Gen. Vichak went on to say that success in solving this problem genuinely requires cooperation from locals in affected areas and Thailand’s neighbors because 99 percent of the cases were caused by humans in the region.

    National News Bureau Of Thailand | Third Army Region ready to deal with northern smog situation

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    Good. About bloody time something concrete was actually done. General Prawit sometimes knows how to get things done.

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    Jake Obree Smogg is their inspiration

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    Quote Originally Posted by Latindancer View Post
    Good. About bloody time something concrete was actually done. General Prawit sometimes knows how to get things done.


    Yes. Any smog found in the area will be sent to a camp for re-education. Any smog that resists will be shot. Earlier today the army reported several instances of Chiang Mai smog attempting to get on planes to Dubai. The smogs were arrested and found to be in possession of material defaming important people. In todays regular TV broadcast "Up to Me" General Prayuth Cha-cha-cha will declare Thailand officialy smog free and make it an offence under sections 42, 43, 44, and 9832 to ever mention it again.
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    I think they should send the entire army up there to breathe heavily, perhaps aided by a few Northen ladies.

    If putting tugboats in the Chao Phraya with their propellors going full blast helped dissipate floodwaters a few years ago, heavy breathing will clean the air.

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    Militaristic mindset.
    The foundation.

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    Perhaps they could place boats upside down with their propellers running flat out and force the evil smog to err somewhere else. Just a thought given that the flooding is over and the boats are idle.

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    Ill intentioned people have no right to complain about smog.

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    Be frank, what a "democratically" elected govt would do?

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    ^ Issue burn permits at state or county level. Fines for burning without permission.


    Govt agencies prepared for Northern haze

    BANGKOK, 5th January 2018 (NNT) - Government agencies have confirmed their preparedness for the smog problems of the North.

    Director General of the Pollution Control Department, Sunee Piyapanpong said today that this year’s wildfire and haze prevention and reduction measures would mirror those of last year, with risk-prone areas under close surveillance.

    Ministries involved will arrange for their operations teams and advanced equipment to assist in the wildfire and haze control campaign. All 15 ambient air quality monitoring stations of the Pollution Control Department are ready to give real-time reports.

    Sunee revealed neighboring countries would be asked to cooperate in the campaign. She also commented that sectors involved should form volunteer groups to work alongside the public sector and raise people’s awareness of the need to prevent the risks of wildfire and smog.

    The general public can follow the haze situation via the application AIR 4 Thai. Those spotting a wildfire are urged to call the hotlines of the Pollution Control Department or agencies in charge immediately.

    National News Bureau Of Thailand | Govt agencies prepared for Northern haze

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    Apparently even fairly small levels of air pollution can kill old people. Perhaps the only ones left up there are the tough ones ?

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    ^ The same people who burn also cook indoors on a fire and use tobacco. They are tough as shoe leather.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klondyke View Post

    Be frank, what a "democratically" elected govt would do?
    Fook all except wedge up the locals and spend all the money between the BOYS.

    Same as all other Democratically elected Govs in Thailand.

    The General is Da man, gets shit done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Latindancer View Post

    Apparently even fairly small levels of air pollution can kill old people. Perhaps the only ones left up there are the tough ones ?
    Heaps of old people living in Bangkok breathing in polluted cancerous air.

    Don't hurt them, Up NORF smog is for pussies.

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    DNP campaigns for Northern wildfire prevention

    CHIANG RAI, 7th January 2018 (NNT) - The Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP) has held a cycling activity urging the people of Chiang Rai Province and neighboring countries to help prevent wildfire and haze problems.

    Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment, General Surasak Karnjanarat today presided over the dispatch of 300 environmental volunteers who cycled to different communities in Chiang San District, urging the residents to prevent wildfire and haze.

    Officials and volunteers also built firebreaks at the Mae Ma - Sop Ruak forest park bordering Thailand, Laos and Myanmar. Gen Surasak along with chiefs of relevant agencies handed food and fire-control supplies to the officials and volunteers for use in the wildfire and haze prevention and reduction campaign.

    The Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment oversees the wildfire and haze control program involving Thailand and neighboring countries. The DNP last year held a Thailand-Myanmar cycling activity in Mae Sai District to urge public participation in air pollution control.

    Last year’s campaign reportedly received a warm welcome by the people of Chiang Rai and nearby provinces. Concerted efforts between officials and civilians led to a dramatic drop in the severity of the yearly smog crisis in the North that year.

    National News Bureau Of Thailand | DNP campaigns for Northern wildfire prevention

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    CityNews – On 11th a January, authorities held a meeting to plan the official kickoff of the fight against the annual forest fire and burning season which will officially be launched on 30th January and which will include a number of activities throughout the North of Thailand.


    This year’s budget will be released at the end of this month and authorities are planning for a three-pronged approach to the perennial problem: firstly, there will be exhibitions held by ten organisations to campaign against burning, secondly there will be drills and practices to train response teams and lastly both government and civic groups are to be mobilised and utilised.

    Authorities are reaching out to all community and village leaders asking them for cooperation and will also be meting out punishments to all violators.

    Chiang Mai CityNews - Authorities to Kickoff Fire Fighting Season

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    Net result: Fuck all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Net result: Fuck all.
    Probably.
    As it's very difficult to change traditional conditioning.


    Alternative strategies aren't of any use when they haven't a clue.

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