Mr. Chayapol Thitisak, Director-general of Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation presided over the opening ceremony of the 2018 ASEAN Day for Disaster Management and International Day, on 18 October 2018 at the grand ballroom, Rama Gardens Hotel, Bangkok. On this occasion, Lt.Gen. Amnat Barlee, M.D., Director of the Relief and Community Health Bureau, the Thai Red Cross Society also participated in the event.
The 13th October of every year marks the ASEAN Day for Disaster Management which is the same day as the United Nation’s International Day for Disaster Reduction. During the event, representatives from several sectors discussed and exchanged ideas on case studies on Tham Luang rescue operation in Chiang Rai province as well as the rescue of flood victims from the collapse of Xe Pian-Xe Nam Noy hydropower dam in Laos.
Source: The Thai Red Cross Society