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Chiang Mai makes preparations for 2018's haze hazards

 

CHIANG MAI, 7 December 2017 (NNT) – Chiang Mai province is making preparations to prevent and mitigate possible haze hazards during next year's dry season. 

Provincial Governor of Chiang Mai Pawin Chamniprasart attended a meeting on the natural disaster prevention and mitigation with officials of related government agencies, the military, and 22 other provinces. 

According to the Ministry of Interior, 69 provinces have been declared as forest fire hazardous areas for which the authorities are yet to prepare necessary measures to prevent and mitigate such possible disasters by carrying out necessary drills and preparations, and studying previous operations in order to improve the performances. 

Provincial authorities were instructed to adhere to the integrated protocols in different areas such as forest reserves, farmland, residential and urban areas, and roadside areas. Each province and district was instructed to set up a commanding center to manage to respond and inform the public about ways and means to reduce haze hazards. 

They were instructed to promote the reduction in burning activities during dry season, work with villages on fire prevention measures and set up funding to support operations.

 
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5 hours ago, jak2002003 said:

Why can't they simply make it illegal to burn forests and farmland?  Then when people do start the burning, the police can go and arrest / fine them.  

 

They have already started burning the rice fields around my home... right under large signs saying it was not allowed to burn.. and a number to call if people saw any burning.....  

Did you call the police ?

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Yes it is back. Cycling through the rice fields near me yesteday a brown haze lay about 50 ft above AH 2.. Could just make out the new wing of Maechan hospital.

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9 hours ago, jak2002003 said:

Why can't they simply make it illegal to burn forests and farmland?  Then when people do start the burning, the police can go and arrest / fine them.  

 

They have already started burning the rice fields around my home... right under large signs saying it was not allowed to burn.. and a number to call if people saw any burning.....  

Yes you are absolutely right. 

 

I have heard this word many times when someone tries to justify a wrong doing: "but this is Thailand". 

There is a sign written+graphic that indicates "no dogs allowed" at my mooban little park (part of it is children Ground ). I see dogs+walkers in that park everyday. 

As a reminder for that word. 

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Well this year will be fine...the war office told me they have made a law that it is illegal to burn. I pointed out there were many laws. Mistake. 

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1 hour ago, Sir Swagman said:

Well this year will be fine...the war office told me they have made a law that it is illegal to burn. I pointed out there were many laws. Mistake. 

Thank you for your assurances. Carry on.

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Folk in Asia where burning their fields before Buddha, the only cheap way to fertilize their lands, easy for people from rich nations to critique. 

Memory says CM uni did a study, published on Thai Visa, on just why the pollution had become a serious mater in CM in last 20 odd years.

Some years bad others relatively mild.

 

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Only its not an effective method of fertilizing. Especially with so many crops per year. One can be a legume and away you go. Meanwhile the rice straw, corn stover or sugar cane bagasse can be made into paper.

 

But yeah, slash and burn is as old as the hills.

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15 minutes ago, jak2002003 said:

I have more sense than that. 

Why didnt you call the number ?

The number is there for you to call , if you call that number , they will (in theory) come and put the fire out and take action against who ever started it .

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