Hua Hin officials confident of safety for tourists ahead of Songkran festival

PUBLISHED ON THU, MAR 30, 2017 11:32 AM

Hua Hin officials confident of safety for tourists ahead of Songkran festival



Picture: Thai News Agency


HUA HIN: -- Local government officials and police in Hua Hin have said they are confident of safety for tourists ahead of the Songkran festival in the holiday town.


Last year the resort was rocked by several incidents. In August one person died and around 20 were injured in bomb blasts, reported Thai News Agency.


While at Songkran itself world attention focused on Soi Binthabaht when the Owen family from the UK was assaulted by a gang of thugs in sickening street violence.


Jirawat Phramanee of the Hua Hin authority said that while CCTV coverage improvements are not yet finished there is still a vastly improved number of high resolution cameras in operation compared to last year.


Some 450 points around the town are now under watch of the cameras.


A specially designated area set aside for Songkran water play has 60 local authority cameras in 22 places and a further 94 cameras operated by police.


Cameras are linked to the local station so that quick responses can be made.


Jirawat said that that tourists could be confident of their safety in Hua Hin.


Some 52 million baht is being spent on improving CCTV coverage in the town.


Meanwhile Phansa Amraphitak of Region 3 Highway Police said that a force of 200 men were being mobilized for work on the Petchkasem highway during Songkran.


There are 20 planned checkpoints where motorists will be advised to slow down and given information about alternative routes.


Source: Thai News Agency

-- © Copyright Thai Visa News 2017-03-30
latest news from Hua Hin

Hua Hin might need more than just location to drive salesBy Aliwassa PathnadabutrManaging Director of CBRE ThailandSpecial to the Nation HUA HIN is a relatively small beach city that has long been a popular vacation destination. It has been a vacation destination for predominantly Thai...


Resolving Water Quality Problems In Hua Hin  The mayor of Hua Hin Mr. Nopporn Wutthikul, along with the deputy mayor Mr. Montree Chuphu, Municipal Council member Mr. Cheep Suksee, the director of the Municipality’s Water Work Division Mr. Prayuth Yeunnuwong and municipal staff, have visited a new...


New Christian Group Founded in Hua Hin  The assistant to the Hua Hin mayor has recently established the Forget Me Not group, a new Christian group in Hua Hin available for Thais and foreigners. According to Ms. Natthawan Mitdee, an assistant to the mayor of Hua Hin, the group, located at a house...


Opening Hua Hin’s Summer Season of Tennis  Hua Hin’s 2017 summer season of tennis is officially open  with a ceremony taking place prior to the final of the first of  the International Tennis Federation sanctioned 15 professional tennis tournaments at True Arena Hua Hin. This season is the...