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Chiang Rai governor holds urgent hotspot meeting
By The Nation



File photo: A forest fire rages in Chiang Rai's Chiang Saen district on March 22.


CHIANG RAI: -- Chiang Rai governor Boonsong Techamanisatit met with administrative officials and executives from local bodies on Tuesday to get details on the forest fires raging in their jurisdictions.


The move followed the northern province implementing a 60-day ban on outdoor burning up until April 17.


Nineteen hotspots were reported in the province.


After the meeting, a memorandum of understanding between Boonsong and other officials that calls for better hotspot prevention measures. 


He said authorities would continue to implement strict measures in a bid to prevent fires because such an approach worked.


He said many areas which usually reported many hotspots, such as tambon Wawee of Mae Suai district, had not reported a hotspot this year.


He said after the 60-day ban was lifted, officials would allow staggered field-clearing burns to reduce haze.


According to the Pollution Control Department report at 9am on Tuesday, Mae Hong Son had the highest level of small particulate matter of up to 10 microns in diameter (PM10) at 136 micrograms per cubic metre, while the rest of the northern provinces were within the safe PM10 level of under 120 micrograms.


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Would like to know what the plan is for staggered burning. I have been suggesting allowing 2 official burning days a week, allowing a 5 day break every week.

Which is way better than saying no burning for two months and then having everybody light up just before rainy season. Which is what they did up here last year.


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Blablabla, bla ... lots of hot air about the smoke - just like last year and the decade before.


Just shoot everyone owning a lighter, pretend there's CCTV showing them starting 'wild'-fires but never really show it.

Works fine as proven ... 

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