Artikel tagged “environmental”

  • Patong Tunnel update

    Patong Tunnel update

    Patong Mayor, Chalermluck Kebsup, has provided an update about progress on the long-mooted infrastructure project. She says the proposal has now passed the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) stage and will be considered by the main planning committee soon.

  • Samui rubbish problem ‘critical’

    Samui rubbish problem ‘critical’

    Story from Thai PBS English… The warning came from Samui mayor Ramnate Jaikwang earlier this week as the garbage problem is getting worse. Mayor Ramnate said at present the island’s 30-rai landfill already holds mountains of garbage of over 200,000 tons, while 150-200 tons keep coming in every day for disposal. The local administration is calling for a bid to dispose it.

  • Expert calls for NDWC to revise tsunami warning protocol

    Expert calls for NDWC to revise tsunami warning protocol

    PHUKET: Lertsin Raksaskulwong, director of the Environmental Geology and Geohazard Bureau under the Department of Mineral Resources, yesterday called for the National Disaster Warning Center (NDWC) to revise its procedure for issuing tsunami warnings. Speaking at a meeting at Provincial Hall held to review Phuket’s tsunami-response procedures, Mr Lertsin said, “The events of April 11 were chaos. It seemed they asked people to evacuate [tsunami-risk areas] immediately after announcing the earthquake.