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Safety measures in force to ensure safe and happy celebration of New Year

As the New Year is just a week ahead, the government has tasked all government agencies to facilitate the people to celebrate the New Year with safety and happiness.

This task represents the best New Year present that the government can give to the people.

For the Royal Thai Police which is a core agency to do the job, it has now come up with a plan to accommodate this.

Commissioner of the Royal Thai Police Pol Gen Somyos Phumphanmuang today assured the public that the police force was in high readiness to ensure safety on the country’s roads and to facilitate the overall safety during the 2015 New Year celebrations.

This is the time in which many of the public chooses to return home to their hometowns to celebrate the end of the current year and welcoming the New Year with their family and relatives. The commissioner stated that the police have prepared measures necessary to ensure the overall safety of the public.

The police commissioner said that the deputy prime minister as well as the prime minister has assigned the Royal Thai Police with the important task of ensuring the safety, peace and order of the civilian population during the New Year celebrations.

This not only applies to the physical safety of the public but also to their property as well, he said.

“Of the highest priority is the issue of traffic safety for citizens who will be returning to their hometowns. They must be able to travel safely and with the least amount of difficulties on the country’s roads,” he stated.

Accordingly, the Ministry of Interior has also tasked governor of each province to carry out strict checks on entertainment establishments in their respective areas of responsibility.

They have also ordered that provincial administrations coordinate with local police forces in all aspects to ensure that no illicit activity or unforeseen events should occur to spoil the festivities for the general public.

In accordance with high state of readiness of authorities ordered by the government, the Ministry of Science technology and Environment along with the Ministry of Public Health provided training for police officers who were looking after drunk driving.

The training provided the officers with valuable knowledge on the proper use as well as the correct maintenance procedures of the breathalyzer equipment they would be using during the approaching New Year.

Thai PBS

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