Building Regulation “To Be Revised” After Chiang Rai Earthquake

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A woman carries out belongings from a house that was damaged by an earthquake in Chiang Rai
A woman carries out belongings from a house that was damaged by an earthquake in Chiang Rai

 

BANGKOK – Chiang Rai Senator Mongkolchai Duangsaengthong has called to amend national building regulations following a 6.0

magnitude earthquake in Chiang Rai province last week.

The quake shook the northern region on 5 May, as the nation was celebrating the auspicious anniversary of His Majesty the King’s Coronation, and caused extensive damages to many roads, residences, and historic sites.

The earthquake was one of the largest to have hit Thailand in modern history.

Speaking to the newly-convened Senate in Bangkok, Chiang Rai Senator Mongkolchai Duangsaengthong said he has asked Chulalongkorn University and local administrations in Chiang Rai province to send experts to inspect many affected buildings and look for any long-term consequences caused by the earthquake.

Mr. Mongkolchai also urged the authorities to dispatch psychiatrists to help frightened citizens who have fled their homes in the aftermath of the quake and have been living in temporary shelters since.

“The people who are affected are too afraid to return to their homes,” Mr. Mongkolchai said. Read Full Story Click Here

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