CHIANG RAI,(NNT) – The intense haze control campaign of Chiang Rai province has greatly reduced wildfire hotspots in the region.
The efforts of various bodies during the 60-day ban on burning activities have led to Chiang Rai achieving the lowest number of wildfire-prone areas of the nine northern provinces.
Governor Boonsong Techamaneesatit said the haze control measures would remain active, despite improvements in the situation. The administrative sector will keep a close watch on risk-prone areas throughout the haze control campaign, which will end on April 17th.
District chiefs have been assigned to regulate the burning activities of farmers from April 18th – 28th, after the campaign’s end. Farmers with permits to conduct agricultural activities in forest areas who are found to be responsible for wildfires will be arrested and have their permits revoked.