BANGKOK, 21 April 2012 – The government has declared success in its “Zero Songkran Holiday Death” campaign.
Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Yongyoot Wichaidit said during the weekly “Yingluck Government Meets the People” program that the government regrets the loss of lives and the injuries suffered by the public during this year’s Songkran holidays.
Mr. Yongyoot stated that both deaths and injuries seen in the past holiday are tragic and remain a lesson for those who live to remember.
However, the Deputy PM is pleased that the government-initiated campaign to rid the country of road fatalities during the Songkran holidays ended up with six provinces recording ‘zero’ death this year. They include Nakhon Phanom, Trat, Trang, Ranong, Pattani and Satun.
He added that, with more than 260 districts across the country reported no road accident at all, the campaign could be declared a success of a certain level.