PM Prayut observes tsunami-evacuation drill in Phuket

PM Prayut observes tsunami-evacuation drill in Phuket

 

b7850f4bf7970fe403a4203205a4e441.jpg

   

BANGKOK (NNT) - The Prime Minister, Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha, observed a mass tsunami-evacuation drill at Phuket’s Deep Sea Port on Monday (July 8). The exercise was conducted to ensure that relevant agencies will work together and respond to emergencies promptly.

 

Participants were taken to safety during the Integrated Disaster Management Exercise 2019 (IDMEx 2019), organized by the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation. The drill took place at six stations in the southern coastal province of Phuket.

 

The Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation, the Royal Thai Army, the Royal Thai Navy, the Royal Thai Air Force, members of a royal volunteer project, private agencies and the general public participated in the event. The drill enabled all sides to understand their roles and responsibilities in emergency situations. During the exercise, search and rescue teams scoured rubble for survivors, coordinating with medical units to provide further assistance, and verifying the participants’ identities.

 

Along the coast, the Royal Thai Air Force, the Royal Thai Navy and the Thai Maritime Enforcement Command Center jointly performed the evacuation drill for 45 minutes. At 1 p.m. on Monday (July 8), the Prime Minister arrived in Phuket to observe the exercise.

 

Gen. Prayut also observed operations at the public disaster relief volunteer center, a shelter center, a field hospital and an incident command post. He also observed the Phuket Deep Sea Port Development project in Makham Bay, Phuket province.

 

This morning, Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-ocha also officially opened the Chalong intersection underpass in the southern province of Phuket, aimed at easing heavy traffic and promoting tourism on the island.

 

The Director-General of the Government Public Relations Department (PRD), Lt. Gen. Sansern Kaewkumnerd, visited Phuket to follow up on public relations activities relating to the Prime Minister. On this occasion, Lt. Gen. Sansern presided over the opening ceremony of the Chalong Underpass and observed the IDMEx 2019. The event was broadcast live on NBT South channel and social media. The media agency has been instructed to present news and information in a more compelling way and cover human-interest topics.

 

 

nnd.jpg

-- © Copyright NNT 2019-07-09
Follow Thaivisa on LINE for breaking Thailand news and visa info
 
latest news from Phuket

Phuket tourism officials forge Vietnam linksBy The Phuket News The delegation of 20 representatives of tour operators from Vietnam had the chance yesterday (Sept 22) to discuss deals to 55 local tour operators in Phuket. Photo: PR Dept PHUKET:-- The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) offices from...

READ MORE...

Phuket police net 17-year-old with 10k meth pillsBy Eakkapop Thongtub The big catch was a 17-year-old found in possession of 10,000 meth pills. Photo: Phuket City Police PHUKET: Police have announced the arrests of seven drug suspects, including a 17-year-old found in possession of 10,000 ya bah...

READ MORE...

Driver fined B400 for reckless driving, yet to face bill for fixing streetlightBy Eakkapop Thongtub The car mounted the traffic island and slammed into the streetlight early Saturday morning (Sept 21). Photo: Thalang Police PHUKET: A woman has been fined B400 for hitting a street lamp on a traffic...

READ MORE...

Short circuit blamed for temple storage building fireBy Eakkapop Thongtub Firefighters brought the blaze under control in about 30 minutes. Photo: Rawai Fire Dept PHUKET: A fire at a kitchen equipment storage building at Rawai Temple on Saturday (Sept 21) caused an estimated B200,000 in damage. At...

READ MORE...
sponsors