More cameras to be installed at Thailand borders


BANGKOK – Thailand’s border crossing facilities will be equipping more CCTV cameras to enhance the immigration process, as approved from the government. 

The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence Gen Prawit Wongsuwan has chaired a meeting with the Deputy Minister of Finance Wisudhi Srisuphan and heads of the related agencies regarding the installation of 500 additional CCTV cameras at border posts nationwide.

The new cameras will be used to facilitate the identification verification process for persons crossing the border. The cameras will be operable for no less than 10 years, and will take 3-4 months to install, which will be overseen by the Customs Department in cooperation with the Royal Thai Police and the Revenue Department.

The government will also proceed with the Civil-State Housing campaign under a 1.4 billion baht budget run by the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security.

Authorities in charge of the housing campaign is now surveying the priorities in each areas, with concrete process expected by April 2016.