CHIANG RAI – The Province on Chiang Rai’s Boat Authority has begun tightening safety and security measures of transport boats in preparation of the upcoming Songkran holiday, Chiang Rai Boat Authority Sub Lt. Thammathon Pulperm said.
Sub Lt. Thammathon Pulperm said the Provincial Boat Authority joined a meeting with Chiang Rai Mekong Riverine Unit Head of Strategies and Intelligence Naval Commander Nanthapol Naksuwan held to consolidate efforts to ensure the safety of boats during the Songkran period.
Naval Commander Nanthapol pointed out that as the Mekong River connects Thailand, Lao PDR, Myanmar and China and sees a large amount of traffic, its handling must match international standards.
Officials have been dispatched to make sure boats on the waterway are well maintained and adhere to safety standards. The measure is being implemented to prepare boats to accommodate the large amount of tourists expected to use them during Songkran.
By Itiporn Lakarnchua