CHIANG RAI – The Interior Minister, Gen. Anupong Paojinda, said he has instructed all provincial disaster prevention and mitigation offices to be prepared for possible flooding and landslides during this years rainy, monsoon season .
Gen. Anupong has given the order after the Meteorological Department reported that this year’s rainy season will begin later this month and end in mid-October.
The provincial disaster and mitigation offices will optimize water drainage in community areas and main roads which are prone to flooding.
Local administrative organizations and related agencies have been assigned to inspect their reservoirs and immediately repair them if damage is found.
Every year at the end of May, monsoon rains begin to sweep over the landscapes of Chiang Rai and Northern Thailand, providing respite from the heat and scenery so beautiful it will take your breath away!
Many travellers try to avoid the wet season for fear of the rain impacting their plans however we’re here to let you in on a little secret – the rainy season is in fact one of the BEST times to travel to Chiang Rai and Northern Thailand.