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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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    Chiang Rai Province Hopes to Implement Burning Ban from February 17 to April 17

    CHIANG RAI – Chiang Rai province hopes to implement an outdoor burning ban from February 17 to April 17 and to organize talks with neighboring Laos and Myanmar to address the problem of cross-border haze pollution caused by the illegal burning of forests and fields.


    During the period, besides the strict law enforcement, the authorities want to allocate a budget to have residents in villages at risk of forest fires – in Mae Fa Luang, Mae Suay, Wiang Pa Pao, Phaya Meng Rai and Thoeng districts – help as firebreak-construction volunteers.


    The plan was announced by the chairman of the National Legislative Assembly’s Standing Committee on Natural Resources and Environment, General Nipat Thonglek, during a seminar on Tuesday.


    The standing committee and related agencies in the northern province held the seminar at Rajamangala University of Technology Lanna’s campus in Phan district.


    Nipat praised the work of all parties in tackling haze, which had led to a dramatic drop in the number of hot-spots in Chiang Rai from 900 during the 60-day outdoor burning ban in 2016 to only 20 in the same period in 2017.

    Haze pollution and burning bans addressed in Chiang Rai

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    Chiang Mai to hold wildfire drill tomorrow

    CHIANG MAI, 29 January 2018 (NNT) - The wildfire and haze prevention center in Chiang Mai convened a meeting in preparation for a wildfire drill which will take place on January 30th.

    The director of the center, Lt Gen Sompong Jangjamrat, attended a meeting where he was joined by local authorities and those from the 3rd Army Area. The meeting aimed to prepare related officers for the upcoming wildfire drill on Tuesday at the 7th Infantry Division in Mae Rim district.

    The drill, which will be presided over by Third Army Region Commander Lt Gen Wijak Siribansop, will ready firefighters in the event of an emergency.

    The Royal Thai Army (RTA) will provide MI-17 and airbus helicopters to assist firefighting operations. Both helicopters are equipped with Bambi Buckets which can store up to 5,000 liters of water.

    With the RTA’s support, firefighters can be airlifted and dropped safely on the mountain and where there is a forest fire.

    National News Bureau Of Thailand | Chiang Mai to hold wildfire drill tomorrow

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    A quick google search shows that the government has promised to stop the burning every year from 1974 to 2018. One day they'll manage, I'm sure. It's just a matter of time...

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    ^ The air was a bit cleaner last year. Whether for the efforts or just a exception, I don't know.


    Army Region 3 joins Chiang Mai in drill against forest fires and haze

    CHIANG MAI, 31 January 2018 (NNT) – Army Region 3 has assisted Chiang Mai provincial officials in conducting a forest fire fighting drill as part of efforts to address the area’s annual haze problem.

    Army Region 3 Commander Lt Gen Wijak Siribansop, as director of the Regional Forest Fire and Haze Prevention and Mitigation Center, chaired the launch of this year’s forest fire fighting drill alongside Chiang Mai Governor Pawin Chamniprasas.

    The drill was joined in by area military units as well as over 40 Chiang Mai academic institutions and public organizations in line with the Regional Forest Fire and Haze Prevention and Mitigation Center’s efforts to integrate efforts against blazes and smog.

    All involved joined in expressing a unified intention to reduce the instances of forest fires and undercut the annual haze problem that hits the Thai north. They are to together campaign for greater awareness against the haze problem and environmental conservation and join in other activities to combat forest fires.

    The drill included an exhibition on forest fires and haze put together by 10 provincial offices as well as a parade to raise awareness involving 20 public and private agencies, 200 bicycles and 70 vehicles. The entire event was attended by 3,262 people.

    National News Bureau Of Thailand | Army Region 3 joins Chiang Mai in drill against forest fires and haze

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    Northern provinces coping with impact of haze on health

    PHAYAO, 5 February 2018 (NNT) – Relevant agencies in Thailand's nine northern provinces and the Department of Health have prepared measures to cope with the adverse impact of haze on human health.

    The Director-General of the Department of Health, Dr. Wachira Phengchan, presided over the opening ceremony of a workshop on how to deal with the haze in the upper northern provinces.

    A public health official in Phayao province, Dr. Kraisuk Petcharaburanin, said the PM10 (particulate matter 10) level has increased during January to April each year in the upper North. He said the PM10 level is expected to exceed the standard level of 120 micrograms per cubic meter mainly due to forest fires and agricultural burning practices.

    Dr. Wachira warned people living in cold-hit areas that burning for heat can cause respiratory diseases. He said they should wear a face mask to avoid breathing in dust particles.

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    PHAYAO, 5 February 2018 (NNT) – Relevant agencies in Thailand's nine northern provinces and the Department of Health have prepared measures to cope with the adverse impact of haze on human health.
    The measures include:

    - Sleeping
    - Sitting on hands
    - Taking phones off the receiver
    - Telling the press that everything is going according to plan

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    The air is already getting a tinge of brown since yesterday in Chiang Mai.

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