Songkhla sets up strict measures for safety during Songkran Festival


SONGKHLA, 7 April 2014 – Inspector General, Pol. Lt. Gen. Korkieat Wongvorachat from Inspection Division 3 chaired a meeting in Songkhla yesterday to set up strict measures in order to provide safety for tourists.

He explained that Songkhla is crowded with Thai and foreign tourists during Songkran every year who join the traditional water throwing festivities, especially in Hat Yai district. Therefore, the division office needs to ensure safety of tourists during the festival (1-17 April 2014) so the police will co-operate with the agencies responsible for maintaining peace and order, which include enacting strict measures to prevent crime and chaos.