Suwat raps warning demo delay

PATONG: Deputy Prime Minister Suwat Liptapanlop yesterday rapped the Nonthaburi-based National Disaster Warning Center (NDWC) for a mix-up that resulted in a delay in a demonstration of tsunami sirens in Patong.

The Deputy PM, who was in Phuket to check on preparations for the December 26 tsunami anniversary, had asked for the demonstration.

“We are checking everything, especially the warning system [in Patong] and all the beaches will be ready by December 26,” he explained.

At the DPM’s request, an adviser to the warning center called the NWDC on his mobile phone to request a demonstration.

Nothing happened for 10 minutes.

An irritated K. Suwat wagged a finger at the adviser and told him, “If this kind of situation recurs, the public may not get a warning in time. The NDWC must find ways to respond faster.”

Phuket News

Thaiger Talk

Join the conversation and have your say on Thailand news published on The Thaiger.

Thaiger Talk is our new Thaiger Community where you can join the discussion on everything happening in Thailand right now.

Please note that articles are not posted to the forum instantly and can take up to 20 min before being visible. Click for more information and the Thaiger Talk Guidelines.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Legacy Phuket Gazette

Archiving articles from the Phuket Gazette circa 1998 - 2017. View the Phuket Gazette online archive and Digital Gazette PDF Prints.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Check Also
Close