BANGKOK, 8 November 2018 (NNT)-Thailand's Department of Health Service Support (DHSS) has instructed relevant agencies to contain a measles outbreak in the Deep South and Songkhla province after 1,515 cases and 12 deaths have been reported.
The DHSS has instructed the Primary Health Care Division, the Institute for Health Service System Innovation Development of Yala and the Office of Health Service Support Region 12 to implement measures to prevent the spread of measles in Yala, Pattani, Narathiwat and Songkhla provinces.
BANGKOK, 10th November 2018 (NNT) – The Royal Thai Air Force is delivering supplies of necessities and medications to flooded communities in Prachuap Khiri Khan province.
Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Thai Air Force, ACM Chaiyapruk Didyasarin said today rescue helicopters will be deployed to affected areas on request. The Air Force has been sending help to four southern provinces currently battling rain and floods. Medical teams are on standby in case of an emergency.
KRABI, 25th October 2018 (NNT) - Krabi province has issued a warning for potential flash flood, landslide, and rough seas due to thunderstorms at this time. Small boats should remain ashore during this period.
The Governor of Krabi, Pol. Lt. Col. Kittibodee Prawit, said the province has received a weather advisory from the Meteorological Department forecasting thunderstorms in the southern region from October 23rd to 27th, 2018, which may cause flash flood and landslides in some areas.
On 4 October 2018 at 08.30 hrs, at the Purple Room, Thai Khu Fa Building, Government House, H.E. General Prayut Chan-o-cha, Prime Minister of Thailand, presented a contribution of 5 million baht (approximately US$155,000) to H.E. Mr. Ahmad Rusdi, Ambassador of Indonesia to Thailand, as a token of support and sympathy from the Royal Thai Government and the people of Thailand to those affected by the powerful earthquake and subsequent tsunami that struck Central Sulawesi on 28 September 2018.
The Department of International Organizations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Thailand Mine Action Center, Royal Thai Armed Forces, will co-organise a briefing titled, “Thailand’s Progress in Releasing Landmine Contaminated Areas and Developments on the National Mine Action Standard” on 21 September 2018 at 14.00 - 15.00 hrs. at Vithes Samosorn, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Following recent news reports on the release of the UNSG’s Report on Cooperation with the United Nations, its representatives and mechanisms in the field of human rights, relating to Thailand, the Royal Thai Government wishes to make the following clarifications:
On 17 September 2018, Mr. Thani Thongphakdi, Deputy Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand, represented the Royal Thai Government to hand over the Instrument of Ratification of the Charter of Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) to Dr. Bhichit Rattakul, Secretary General and Special Advisor to ADPC Foundation.
NONG KHAI, 11th September 2018 (NNT) – Flooding has remained in many areas of the northeast due to tributaries still being unable to drain into the Mekong River. Meanwhile, several schools in Nong Khai are to remain closed for another week.
BANGKOK, 13th September 2018 (NNT) – The Meteorological Department has reported that tropical storm Barijat is moving across lower China towards Vietnam today.
On 5 September 2018, the Department of International Organizations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand, in collaboration with the Ministry of Public Health, the National Health Security Office (NHSO), the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the Partnership Project for Global Health and Universal Health Coverage (GLO+UHC), and the World Health Organization (WHO) organised the “Asia-Pacific Regional Meeting on AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Universal Health Coverage: Country Experiences, Challenges and …
KANCHANABURI, 6th September 2018 (NNT) – Deputy Prime Minister Gen Chatchai Sarikalaya has inspected all three major dams in Kanchanaburi and given directions concerning discharges of water, noting a possible pause in rainfall starting later this month.
The Deputy Prime Minister discussed water discharge from Vajiralongkorn Dam, which increased its release rate on September 4 before traveling between Vajiralongkorn, Sri Nakarin and Mae Klong dams.
BANGKOK, 1 September 2018 (NNT) – Eight provinces remain under water following a recent tropical storm and seasonal monsoon.
Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department Director General Chayaphol Thitisak said the flooding has damaged 18 provinces from August 17 to the end of the month due to influences of Tropical Storm Bebinca and the southwest monsoon. The floodwater has subsided in 10 of the 18 provinces, leaving eight others still affected by flooding.
THAILAND, 31st August 2018, (NNT) - The flood monitoring ad hoc center has announced that it will adjust the water release plans of both Vajiralongkorn and Srinagarind dams on September 4th.
Samrueng Saengphuwong, the deputy secretary-general of the Office of National Water Resources and director of the ad hoc center has reported that currently there are several major dams that have exceeded 80% of their capacity and are now in the ‘Upper Rule Curve’.
BUENG KAN, 30 August 2018 (NNT) - Water levels in the Mekong River continue to rise, prompting local authorities in the North East of Thailand to warn riverside communities of possible flooding.
In Bueng Kan province, the provincial governor, Nirat Pongsitthaworn, led a group of reporters on a boat to visit the Government Complex which is partially submerged in floodwaters. The city hall is the only building still open for service.
MUKDAHARN, 28th August 2018 (NNT) – The rising Mekong River has resulted in flooding in Mukdaharn province and brought flood warnings to all riverside communities.
A rise of 10 centimeters in the Mekong River in Mukdaharn province has allowed it to 0verflow its 12.5 meter high banks for a second time this rainy season, mildly flooding the area around Wat Sri Mongkol Nua. All citizens of the province living along the river and its tributaries have been told to move their possessions to higher ground.
KANCHANABURI, 28th August 2018 (NNT) – Heavy rains have triggered flooding in many areas of the country.
CHAIYAPHUM, 28th August 2018 (NNT) – A monsoonal front passing over Thailand has dumped rains on parts of the country’s northeast and central regions.
In Chaiyaphum province, heavy rain in Thepsatit district has triggered runoff that has inundated its Curcuma Sessilis tourism route, which leads to Sai Thong National Park. A 300 meter stretch of the road has been covered in as much as 50 centimeters of water and small vehicles can no longer pass through. Motorists have been warned against driving through the area.
NAKHON NAYOK, 29th August 2018 (NNT) – Provinces including Prachinburi and Nakhon Nayok have been put on alert as discharges from major dams to accommodate more rain this week could result in their rivers overflowing.
Nakhon Nayok has begun making flood prevention preparations after rain increased the amount of water in its nearby dams and local waterways. Soldiers have helped build sandbag barriers to protect the province’s main economic zone while authorities in Bang Aor, Baan Na and Ongkarak districts have set about warning residents of the flood risk.
On 24 August 2018, H.E. Mrs. Busaya Mathelin, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand and H.E. U Myint Thu, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Myanmar co-chaired the 2nd Meeting of the Thailand-Myanmar Joint Working Group on the Preparation of the Return of Myanmar Displaced Persons at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Myanmar in Nay Pyi Taw. The Meeting was attended by relevant government agencies from both Thailand and Myanmar.
NAKHON PANOM, 13th August 2018 (NNT) – The Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) has reported only nine provinces are still contending with floods triggered by tropical storm Son Tinh with 20 now completely recovered from inundation that began on July 17.