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Vol. XIII No.23 - Sunday November 16, 2014 - Saturday November 29, 2014


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Veterans honored on Remembrance Day

100 years after the start of WW1

British Honorary Consul lays a paper poppy on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier to mark Remembrance Day at the Foreign Cemetery. (Photo by Wipanee Intapan.)

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Remembrance Day ceremonies were held at the Foreign Cemetery in Nong Hoi on November 11, 2014 and attended by surviving veterans of several wars as well as U.S. Consul General Michael Heath and British Honorary Consul Ben Svasti Thomson. A welcome addition to the day was the Japanese Consul General Akihiko Fujii who joined in the solemn ceremony.
Remembrance Day is celebrated in many parts of the world and is observed mostly in Commonwealth Countries, in the United States the same day is called Veterans Day. The date was initially chosen by HM King George V to commemorate the end of World War I which ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.
After a prayer ceremony, two minutes of silence was held at 11 a.m. to remember those who have fallen in service of their nations, followed by the laying of wreaths and poppy pins, by veterans and non-veterans alike, on the obelisk for war dead set up by the American Volunteer Group (AVG) - The Flying Tigers at the Foreign Cemetery.
 


River cleaned of krathongs and other waste

The Chiang Mai Provincial government said that this year the amount of waste was about twenty percent less than last year’s Yee Peng Festival as it began the process of cleaning waterways of krathongs. Most of the krathongs are made from banana trunks and other biodegradable waste. Some of the waste will be sent to the Chiang Mai Wastewater Treatment Center while some will be composted and turned into fertilizers to be distributed to the public. Every year the city clears tons of waste from the waterways in the aftermath of Loy Krathong festivities. (Photo courtesy of Ally Taylor)


Campaign launched to solve annual smoke pollution

Burning in villages around Chiang Mai are contributors to the haze that blankets the city and the province every year in the dry season. The government is launching a campaign to tackle this problem before the 2015 season hits. Despite the recent rains, villagers in Doi Saket still light smoky fires that fill the air in this photo submitted from a reader recently.

Chiang Mai Mail reporters
Chiang Mai Governor Suriya Prasatbuntitya and President of the Provincial Administration Organization Boonlert Buranupakorn launched a campaign that hopes to tackle the annual haze that blankets Chiang Mai on November 4, 2014.
The campaign aims to see the participation and cooperation of all sectors of the community, both public and private and coordinate the roles of various agencies to prevent fires and solve the smog problem. The Governor noted that this annual problem occurs in the dry season because high pressure air from China causes very dry conditions in the North and that this dry weather coupled with farmers burning fields, people burning rubbish and road sides and fires on the mountains combine to create a mass of haze over the region.
The provincial government is launching an education campaign and is also asking for cooperation from the private sector, networks, organizations and civil society to initiate their own education campaign to prevent and solving smog problems in Chiang Mai. The government is setting up ad hoc center to coordinate personnel and equipment at the provincial, district and local levels. Additionally the government is preparing personnel, machinery, tools and equipment for the Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Office Chiang Mai, as well as enlisting people from the civilian, police, military, local government, private sector non-profit organizations and various volunteers to set up teams in each sub-district.


New songthaew route system faltering

Drivers face loss of income as passenger numbers remain low

The President of the Nakorn Lanna Cooperative which organizes the red songthaews in Chiang Mai city said that the system was faltering due to lax enforcement on outside songthaews and lack of financial support for drivers on specific routes.

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The route system for red songthaews in Chiang Mai is faltering due to lack of financial support for drivers on routes with low passenger numbers and 10 baht fare requirements according to a recent statement to the Chiang Mai Mail by the President of the Nakorn Lanna Cooperative that runs the red songthaews in Chiang Mai city.
The project was approved in July 2014 for implementation on August 1, 2014 by the of organizing committee for public transportation consisting of the 33rd Military Circle, Chiang Mai Provincial Police, Chiang Mai Provincial Land Transport Office, Chiang Mai Municipality, academics and members of the private sector. The committee hoped that by organizing set routes for red songthaews and removing provincial songthaews from parking inside the city it reduce traffic congestion. Provincial songthaews were moved from Waroros Market to the Chang Puak Bus station requiring passengers to travel by red songthaews in the city.
In the first phase, the committee set 12 pilot routes; fifty red songthaews from the Nakorn Lanna Cooperative would run on 11 routes for a total 550 trucks out of the 2,700 on the streets and the air conditioned bus from the Chiang Mai Municipality would run two routes.
Problems began to appear shortly after implementation as those traveling from outside Chiang Mai city to Waroros Market were hit with increased costs as they changed to red songthaews. There was also confusion as to the various routes and the more than 2,000 red trucks that did not have access to the routes charged a different price.
The Governor set the price of the red songthaews to 10 baht per adult and 5 baht per student on September 1, 2014 but the budget has not yet been found to support this measure for the songthaew drivers.
Chanchai Keelapang, Chief of Chiang Mai Provincial Land Transport Office said that after one month of operation, business owners in Waroros Market complained that the change had affected business and caused a decline in sales as the number of people had dropped as they were unwilling to change buses at the bus station. They recently permitted the out of city songthaews to return to parking in the same location but the area has been lessened and some are still parking at Chang Puak Bus Station. The red songthaews have been reduced to three routes as the other eight routes have shown to not have the passenger numbers to support the drivers. The government plans on adjusting the system according to public feedback.
Singkham Nanti, the President of the Nakorn Lanna Cooperative noted that while the project had a good start but law enforcement has been lax and that the out of city songthaews were still parking in the old spots and not where they were told to by the Department of Land Transport. Additionally the songthaew drivers on routes have seen a drop in revenues and should be given funding support which has not been forthcoming.


City promotes pang prateed during Yee Peng

Chiang Mai Governor, Suriya Prasatbuntitya, presided over the opening ceremony of “Light Pang Prateed, Shine to the Sky, Maintain the City Year 3” held by the Rak Chiang Mai City Community Network and other groups to light 35,000 of the small clay candles around the city as a more traditional alternative to the floating lanterns. The event included performances by 50 Thai dancers from Chiang Mai Vocational College, Wat Lam Chang Culture Conservation Club and ThetsabanWat Si Don Chai School. According to legend a white crow laid five eggs before dying, those five eggs became five incarnations that led to the Lord Buddha. The pang prateed candles commemorate the grace of the white crow mother, worship the Lord Buddha and honor the Goddess of Water.


Northern Sky Doctors save lives around the North

Northern Sky Doctors save lives in remote areas at no cost to the patient.

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The Northern Sky Doctors were set in place in 2010 by the National Institute for Emergency Medicine and enables medical teams to be transported to remote regions by helicopter and bring patients back for emergency treatment. According to Krongkarn Sutham, Lecturer of Emergency Medicine of Maharaj Nakorn Chiang Mai Hospital and a member of the air ambulance team they have assisted around 100 patients, mostly from hospitals in Mae Hong Son, Nan and the outlying districts of Chiang Mai.
Most patients have been suffering from acute cardiovascular disease, stroke or accidents, especially head injuries that required urgent brain surgery. Patients are transported to Nakornping Hospital, Maharaj Nakorn Chiang Mai Hospital and Chiang Mai Neurological Hospital by aircraft and helicopters from public and private organizations coordinated through the command center of the province and approved by the Provincial Health Office and Wing 41. Patients are not charged for the service so that people can be rescued quickly with quality, timely access to medical care.


Government works to restore the historic charms of the old city in Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai PAO President Boonlert Buranupakorn is promoting the project to develop and revitalize Chiang Mai’s historical charms.

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The Chiang Mai Provincial Administration Organization (PAO) launched the “Historic Urban Landscape” project at the Chiang Mai Historical Center on October 28, 2014 in a bid to develop and restore the old city of Chiang Mai to improve the quality of life and the environment for its residents.
The Historic Urban Landscape is an approach promoted by UNESCO to manage historic urban landscapes by integrating the goals of urban heritage conservation and those of social and economic development. This method sees urban heritage as a social, cultural and economic asset for the development of cities.
President of the PAO Boonlert Buranupakorn called on residents to work together to help the old city to become a space that will make everyone proud. The restoration of old areas and conservation of the city center in a sustainable way will ensure that the area will be revitalized in a way that is in harmony with the charm of the old city. The Chiang Mai PAO supports the implementation of the project by the Chiang Mai Municipality and several sectors and asks for cooperation of public and private sectors and all citizens to support the project.


Chiang Mai readies for popular Winter Fair

The Miss Chiang Mai contest is held at the annual Winter Fair, this year girls from around Chiang Mai will be vying for the crown won by Woraluck Jaija, a grade 12 student at Nawaminthrachinuthit Payap School in Chiang Mai last year.

Chiang Mai Mail reporters
Chiang Mai Governor Suriya Prasatbuntitya chaired the meeting on the preparations for the coming Winter Fair at the International Convention Center on October 27. The Winter Fair will be held this year from December 26, 2014 to January 4, 2015 behind City Hall.
The Governor noted that the Winter Fair will also feature Chiang Mai OTOP products will include booths selling the best products from each of the twenty – five districts as well as government and private sector booths. In addition to concerts and fairground rides there will be the popular Miss Chiang Mai contest scheduled for 5 p.m. on December 26, 2014.


U.S. vets honor those who have served their country

Members of the U.S. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 12074, led by Commander Billy Horner, joined Chiang Mai residents in marking U.S. Veterans Day on November 11 at the Chiang Mai Foreign Cemetery. Joining the service were U.S. Consul General Michael Heath and members of the Boy Scouts of America. Veterans Day is commemorated on November 11 in the United States to honor those who have served in the U.S. armed forces.


Chiang Mai Public Health Office ready to deal with Ebola

Screening at airport checkpoint

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The Chiang Mai Provincial Public Health Office announced measures on November 6, 2014 to screen for potential Ebola cases or other infectious diseases to prevent their spread in Chiang Mai. Deputy Chief of the Provincial Public Health Office Dr. Surasing Wisarutrat chaired the committee meeting held at the office that proposed strengthening screening at the Health Control and Immigration Checkpoint at Chiang Mai International Airport and requiring those traveling from high risk areas to Immigration within 24 hours.
Other measures include asking hotels to report any guests coming from high risk areas, training of hotel, guesthouse, schools and nurseries to spot infectious diseases such as Ebola, Influenza and other illnesses like food poisoning, and information for community leaders, village health volunteers and other health organizations. They plan to set response teams for Chiang Mai Municipality and provide anti-bacterial gel and face masks for schools.
According to the World Health Organization as of the end of October there were 13,703 reported cases of Ebola, the organization tweeted, with 13,676 of those in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the three most affected countries in this outbreak. The fatality rate in those countries has remained consistently around 70%. The virus has an incubation period of 2-21 days. Symptoms of patients infected with Ebola virus include high fever immediately, fatigue, headache, muscle pain, and sore throat, followed by diarrhea and vomiting. In cases of severe illness and death will bleed easily, often occurs with liver damage, kidney failure, affect central nervous system causing shock and death.
The Deputy Head of Chiang Mai Provincial Public Health Office said that although Chiang Mai is prepared for any Ebola cases there have been none in Chiang Mai, and in fact, none in Thailand. An Australian man suspected of having it in September was cleared of the disease.


Epidemic kills 20 water buffalo in Chiang Rai

Farmers asked to vaccinate their animals

Twenty water buffalo in Wiang Chai District of Chiang Rai died during an outbreak of hemorrhagic septicemia, farmers have been asked to vaccinate all their livestock.

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Farmers in Chiang Rai have been asked to vaccinate their water buffalo after twenty animals died from hemorrhagic septicemia, a bacterial infection found in cattle and water buffalo; it is caused by the Pasteurella multocida bacteria, and can be rapidly fatal.
On November 5, 2014 Assistant Chief District Officer of Wiang Chai District in Chiang Rai Adirek Laithaisong received a report from the village headman of Samanmit village that twenty water buffalo in the village had died with symptoms of runny noses, difficulty breathing and breathing loudly.
Chief District Officer Somsak Kananam was joined by officers from the Chiang Rai Livestock office to check the area and inspect the dead animals. They found the cause to be hemorrhagic septicemia and vaccinated all buffalo in the area and prohibited the movement of livestock in a 5km radius of the outbreak in an attempt to halt the spread of the infection.
Wittaya Jintanawat, Head of Chiang Rai Provincial Livestock Office said that the causes of this disease are stress and lowered disease resistance in animals that normally occur during the rainy and winter season. The Office asked for the cooperation of farmers to vaccinate their buffaloes. He noted that this outbreak should act as a reminder to all farmers of the importance of vaccinating their animals and asked farmers to report any sick animal or one with unusual symptoms immediately.


Northern Farmers hold land reform rally

Planned march to Bangkok postponed

Members of the Northern Farmers Federation met to plan a march/rally to Bangkok but postponed it after a promised meeting with Minister of the Prime Minister’s Office ML Panadda Diskul and Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, General Dapong Rattanasuwan to meet and negotiate.

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Members of the Northern Farmers Federation are staging a march to Bangkok this month to draw attention to the plight of northern farmers and the need for speedy land reform. On November 9, 2014 around 150 members and those affected by the plan to deal with encroachment on public lands and the sustainable use of natural resources met at Wat Suan Dok to announce the planned march to Bangkok.
Led by by Prayong Doklamyai, Suriyan Thongnuaerd and Sorasak Sanorpornprai, the group was asked to meet with the 33rd Military Circle Maj. Gen. Sarayut Rangsri at Kawila Camp in regards to concerns it may be inconsistent with martial law which bans political rallies of more than five people.
The representatives confirmed that they still intend to call on the current government to solve the immediate problems of the people in the area and review the forestry master plan. They want the government to issue the proposed Land Reform Laws for the poor as soon as possible. However the group accepts the call to avoid activities that may affect the stability as much as they can.
Col. Jirawat Jurakul, Chief of Staff of the 33rd Military Circle negotiated with the group to stop the march and the group accepted the agreement to delay the march after the Chiang Mai Deputy Governor and the Chief of Staff invited Minister of the Office of the Prime Minister ML Panadda Diskul and Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, General Dapong Rattanasuwan come to meet the group for negotiation at Chiang Mai on November 13, 2014.


310,000 Yaba pills found buried in a farm

Lad Saesong was arrested by police after 310,000 methamphetamine pills were uncovered buried on her and her husband’s farm. Her husband fled when police arrived to search the farm.

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Police, soldiers and government officials raided a Mae Chaem farm on November 9, 2014 after receiving a tip off that drugs were being stored at a farm somewhere. Mae Chaem District Officer Wichit Langsan received the tip off and police investigated, using contacts to uncover which farm was being used to store the drugs, and raided the farm at 2 p.m. on November 9.
The officers found the suspect Lad Saesong, age 33 and her husband Yee spraying insecticide in the fields. Upon seeing the police, Yee fled, leaving Lad to be arrested by the police.
Lad told the police that the drugs belong to her husband and her brother but that she was not involved in any way.


Potato farmers ask for help from government

Potato farmers from Mae Fak asked the government to help the in negotiations with potato purchasing companies at the Damrongdhamma Center.

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A group of 150 potato farmers from Mae Fak Sub-district in San Sai submitted a petition to the government asking them for help in negotiating with companies that had committed to purchasing potatoes from farmers in the area.
On October 27, 2014 the group, led by Inthorn Pothacharoen President of the Chiang Mai Potato Growers Cooperative, submitted a letter to the Damrongdhamma Center asking the government to help in negotiations with Pepsi-Cola (Thai) Trading Co Ltd. and Berli Jucker Public Co. Ltd. over purchases of potatoes from the cooperative.
The letter stated that the group had originally worked out a deal with these two companies to purchase potatoes from farms in the area and asked that they increase the area that they purchased from and to reduce the import of potatoes from other countries to help support local farmers.


Two men shot dead in alley behind Lanna Polytechnic

Police investigate the shooting death of two men, one unknown, in the alley behind Lanna Polytechnic. Police believe they may have been shot during an argument over a stolen motorcycle.

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The bodies of two men were found shot dead in an alley behind Lanna Polytechnic Chiang Mai Technical College at 8 a.m. on November 9, 2014. Police were called to the scene where they found the body of Aekachai Phechpongprai age 26 of Omkoi District, shot just below his right ear and the body of an unknown man, aged around 25 -30, nearby who had been shot in the face and neck. Near the bodies was a new Honda motorcycle.
Pol. Col. Mondop Sangjamnong, Deputy Commander of the Chiang Mai Provincial Police said that the victim, Aekachai Phechpongprai had 2 arrest warrants from the Chiang Mai Provincial Court for the theft of motorcycles under the area of Chiang Puak Police Station. The police believe that the 2 men may have come to negotiate with some other person or people in regards to the motorcycle and were shot in an argument.


Two killed in Doi Tao fire

Explosion caused by potassium chlorate

Two people were killed and seven injured after potassium chlorate stored in the home exploded, the highly explosive chemical is also used to force longan trees to flower.

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Two people were killed and seven others injured when chemicals used in longan production exploded in a house in Doi Tao Sub-district at 5 p.m. on November 5, 2014. Two houses were seriously damaged in the explosion that was caused by potassium chlorate, a chemical used to force longan trees to flower in warm climates. The chemical is also highly explosive used in making fireworks and in explosives. Payom Nantasarn, age 45 and her relative Jai Maijai, were killed in the explosion while two men and five women were injured, including a one year old child. All of the injured were sent to Doi Tao Hospital and are in recovery.
Three cars and one motorcycle were damaged and fifteen houses nearby were slightly damaged in the explosion.
There was an explosion caused by potassium chlorate in a dried longan factory in San Patong in 1999 that killed 45 people, injuring 102 and damaging 571 homes.


French resident dies in apparent suicide

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A former volunteer with the charity foundation Child’s Dream was found dead of an apparent suicide in his apartment room on November 2, 2014. Thomas Alexandre Favereau age 27, was found on the floor after the clothesline he was hanging from broke, causing the body to fall to the floor.
Forensic doctors from Maharaj Nakorn Chiang Mai Hospital believe he had been dead for no less than two days before being discovered.
Child’s Dream Foundation said that the deceased had been a volunteer with their organization since last year, working as a computer administrator and helping to build a dormitory for children. Two months ago he resigned from his volunteer position to care for a newborn son.
Witnesses in the apartment building reported hearing an argument between the deceased and his Thai wife about the right to care for their son.
The body has been sent to Maharaj Nakorn Chiang Mai Hospital for autopsy and the Embassy was informed to contact his relatives.


Missing man’s body found after ten day search

Mae Wang Waterfall scene of another death

Teams searched Mae Wang Waterfall for the body of Phrao man Phopchai Jirattikala after he was swept away by strong currents and high water.

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Rescuers spent ten days trying to find the body of a Phrao man after he was caught by high waters and strong currents at Mae Wang Waterfall on October 27, 2014. Teams from the Region 10 Lampang Province Office of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation and Border Patrol Police and Rescue personnel in Mae Wang found the body of Phopchai Jirattikala, age 35, at 3 a.m. on November 5, 2014.
Rescue personnel had been unable to discover the body due to high water and many rocks and underwater holes. Komsan Suwanaumpa, Director of Region 10 Lampang Province Office of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation said that the water level was deeper than 5 meters in some places and they believed that the body may have been trapped in between rocks underwater. Officers removed some rocks drain water out faster and lower the water level and were able to find the body wedged in between rocks.
This is the sixth such death at Mae Wang Waterfall as people are overtaken by high waters and strong currents.


NARIT holds a Stellar Winter Festival 2014

The National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand is planning their winter viewing schedule for the public.

Chiang Mai Mail reporters
NARIT, or the National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand, said this winter seasons will see conditions for astronomical observations and so NARIT plans on holding astronomy activities for the public under the title “Open sky to find stars” from November through March.
Associate Professor Bunraksa Sunthorntham, Director of NARIT said that there will be lectures on introductory astronomical knowledge, open house visits introducing the observatory, observations of celestial objects such as stars, planets, constellations, star clusters, and nebulae through telescopes of various sizes, and the highlight is that the Thai National Observatory will be open to the general public to see the largest and most modern telescope in the region. The 2.4 m diameter telescope is based in the observatory at Doi Inthanon National Park which has the best visibility in Thailand and will allow visitors to enjoy the splendor of objects like Jupiter, the Orion Nebula, Eskimo Nebula and others. From November to March NARIT will hold 8 events; November 1 in front of Maya Lifestyle Shopping Center, November 23 at the Three Kings Monument, December 14 at Doi Inthanon National Park, and December 17 at the Thai National Observatory. The fifth event will be held on December 30 at Sirindhorn Observatory, the next on February 14 at the Thai National Observatory, then February 28 at Maya Lifestyle Shopping Center, and the 8th on March 29 at Sirindhorn Observatory. More information at www.narit.or.th or Tel. 0-5322-5569 Ext. 305 during business hours.


Anniversary of first PAO celebrated by provincial officials

President of the Chiang Mai Provincial Administration Organization Boonlert Buranupakorn presents certificates of award to deserving PAO staffers.

Chiang Mai Mail reporters
Officials joined President of the Chiang Mai Provincial Administration Organization Boonlert Buranupakorn in celebrating the anniversary of the establishment of Provincial Administration Organizations nationwide in 1955.
Provincial Administration Organizations were first established by the Provincial Administration Organization Act 1955 as a juristic person which separated from the Provincial Government Administration to provide local residents the opportunity to take part in local self-administration. The Provincial Administration Organization Council of Thailand passed a resolution to designating November 1 of each year as Provincial Administration Organization Day to commemorate the cooperation of people who supported the Provincial Administration Organization Act.
President Boonlert Buranupakorn offered certificates to government officials and employees of the Chiang Mai Provincial Administration Organization who were selected as “Deserving of Praise” for the year 2014. He added that he would like to ask members of the executive branch and the council, government officials, and staff of the Provincial Administration Organization work with dedication for the benefit of citizens of Chiang Mai Province to build confidence and trust.


Thailand Post honored for World Post Day

Chiang Mai Governor Suriya Prasatbuntitya presided over the ceremony for World Post Day, held to promote letter writing and stamp collecting as well as provide information on the many services that Thailand Post offers. World Post day is set on October 9 each year, commemorating the establishment of the Universal Postal Union (UPU) in 1874 in Bern, Switzerland. Held on the 3rd floor of Central Plaza Chiang Mai Airport on November 5, 2014, many people learned about the services the Post Office offers such as shipping of motorbikes and paying bills in addition to regular postal services.


Thai Life Insurance donates life jackets for Chiang Saen ferries

The Director of Sales for Thai Life, the insurance company, delivered ferry awnings and 500 life jackets valued at 700,000 baht to Chiang Saen Immigration Police for passengers on ferries between Chiang Saen and Chiang Khong ferry docks in Chiang Rai Province. Sawek Dechjinda, representing Thai Life, takes a group photo with Pol. Sen. Sgt. Maj. Manoch Jit-aree and Immigration officials.


National Social Work & Volunteer Day recognizes those who benefit society

Governor Suriya Prasatbuntitya and some of the social workers recognized for their hard work in aiding society.

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Thai National Social Work Day and Volunteer Day are commemorated on the birthday of HRH Princess Srinagarinda, the Princess Mother, beloved throughout Thailand for work in helping Thai people.
At 10.00 a.m. on November 3, 2014, Chiang Mai Governor Suriya Prasatbuntitya presided over the opening ceremony of the event and a ceremony to present certificates of merit to 150 people who had worked to benefit society at the Lotus Pang Suan Kaew Hotel Chiang Mai.
Mayuree Yoktree, Head of the Chiang Mai Provincial Social Development and Human Security said that the National Commission on Social Welfare Promotion, Ministry of Social Development and Human Securityand related Agencies organized events to commemorate the grace of the Princess to the Thai people, as well as provide volunteers the opportunity to meet and exchange ideas and develop problem solving methods.
The government has placed social welfare as a priority and encourages all government sectors to prioritize social welfare issues.


 
HEADLINES [click on headline to view story]

Veterans honored on Remembrance Day

River cleaned of krathongs and other waste

Campaign launched to solve annual smoke pollution

New songthaew route system faltering

City promotes pang prateed during Yee Peng

Northern Sky Doctors save lives around the North

Government works to restore the historic charms of the old city in Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai readies for popular Winter Fair

U.S. vets honor those who have served their country

Chiang Mai Public Health Office ready to deal with Ebola

Epidemic kills 20 water buffalo in Chiang Rai

Northern Farmers hold land reform rally

310,000 Yaba pills found buried in a farm

Potato farmers ask for help from government

Two men shot dead in alley behind Lanna Polytechnic

Two killed in Doi Tao fire

French resident dies in apparent suicide

Missing man’s body found after ten day search

NARIT holds a Stellar Winter Festival 2014

Anniversary of first PAO celebrated by provincial officials

Thailand Post honored for World Post Day

Thai Life Insurance donates life jackets for Chiang Saen ferries

National Social Work & Volunteer Day recognizes those who benefit society

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