Science & Technology Minister observes wildfire situation in North


CHIANG MAI – Science and Technology Minister Pichet Durongkaveroj has visited Chiang Mai province to observe the suppression of wildfire and haze.

The minister and representatives from Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (GISTDA) have met with officials of Huay Hong Khrai Royal Development Center to discuss the wildfire situation in the North. Dr. Pichet and his retinue were greeted by the chief officer of Doi Saket district, community leaders, and local officials.

Specialists of Huay Hong Khrai Royal Development Center have applied hot spot detection and water management technologies to prevent and control wildfires and smog.

The minister suggested that the center set up rapid firefighting units and develop new technologies to better handle the problem. He pushed for all sectors participate in the solution.