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  • Songkran Carnage: Seven Deadly Days Becomes 21 As 10% Accident Reduction Targeted

    The Communications Ministry has invoked special powers to try and lower accidents at this year’s upcoming Songkran holiday.   Minister Arkhom Termphitthayaphaisit announced that he is using Article 777 to demand action to safeguard  more highways and rural roads.   This year some 155 roads are under the special measures. Last year it was just...

  • Some Provinces To Experience Severe Drought

    The Governor of Khon Kaen has affirmed that, despite the early drought, the province will have enough water for public consumption.     Ubol Ratana Dam in the province currently contains 657 million cubic meters of water, 27% of its maximum capacity. However, only 4% or 76 million cubic meters is usable with 1.2 million...

  • PM Prayut Concerned Over Public Safety In Risk Areas Of Tropical Storms

    Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha was concerned over public safety in risk areas of tropical storms and instructed all authorities to promptly take preventive and relief measures.   Deputy government spokesman Lt. Gen. Werachon Sukondhapatipak said the prime minister was concerned over the welfare and safety of people in risk areas of tropical storms expected in the upper...

  • Dengue Fever: Fears Of Epidemic As Four Times As Many Cases Reported In Thailand

    Dengue fever: Fears of epidemic as four times as many cases reported in Thailand.   Hospitals nationwide have been ordered to set up emergency facilities to deal with a worrying rise in cases of dengue fever since the start of the year. In January there were four times as many cases of the disease as...

  • Carnage Continues On Thai Roads: 3,175 Reported Dead At The Scene Since The Start Of 2019

    Daily News continued their campaign to report daily on the carnage on the Thai roads.   They are trying to raise awareness and improve driving on what are some of the most dangerous roads in the world. On Tuesday 52 people were killed. It was 74 on Monday, the worst day this month. The figures...