Fight against garbage in the ocean starts at individual level: Greenpeace

Solutions to the massive garbage “islands” floating off Thailand start at the individual level, but government policy and regulation is also needed, officials and environmentalists have said. Earlier this month, pictures of large amounts of garbage floating in the sea spread on social networks and sparked ...

Flood victims threaten to sue officials over ‘late’ warning

Victims of the recent flooding in Prachuap Khiri Khan province have pledged to sue the Royal Irrigation Department and provincial authorities for failing to issue an early warning. They believe that dereliction of duty by the officials caused deaths and property damage that could have been ...

As South flood situation eases, officials warn of Leptospirosis threat

The flood situation in the South, which has claimed 96 lives, has improved and only six districts in three provinces are still inundated, but the Ministry of Public Health has warned residents in Prachuap Khiri Khan and 11 other southern provinces of the emerging threat ...

Disaster centre sounds new flood alerts

Residents in Chumphon, Ranong and Nakhon Si Thammarat are being warned of heavy rainfall, flash floods and mudslides over the next few days. National Disaster Warning Centre issued a warning on January 18 about bad weather in the three southern provinces. The centre has warned ...

Prayut orders complete surveys of flood damage

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has instructed authorities to conduct comprehensive surveys of the southern flood damage so that effective rehabilitation measures can be taken. “The prime minister has issued the order out of concern for the flood victims,” Chatchai Promlert, director-general of the Disaster Prevention ...

Flash flood hits main road to South

Drivers to the southern region have been advised to take extreme caution as part of Phetkasem Road in Prachuap Khiri Khan was flooded on January 8. The central province was hit by torrential rain and a runoff, while many southern provinces were still battered by ...

Government to shell out B900bn on transport

The government plans to spend almost 900 billion baht to develop all modes of transport this year. Government spokesman Lt Gen Sansern Kaewkamnerd said on January 2 the investment plan will comprise 36 infrastructure projects, covering air, marine and land transportation, worth a total of 895.7 ...

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