“Warawut orders MNRE to ameliorate the families of officers – volunteers who passed away from extinguishing forest fires, and their children can work in the Department of National Parks, Wildlife, Plant Conservation and Department of Forestry,” as well as “Big Tu” ordered the prosecution of burners to the last.
H.E. Mr. Warawut Silpa-archa, the Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, discloses that, according to the case of forest fires in the north of Thailand, the officers and volunteers had passed away from helping and working to extinguish forest file in the northern part of Thailand. The Minister expressed his deepest condolences and encouraged the families of 1) Mr. Nipon Jaratham, the Village Headman and Bestowed Volunteer Moo 5, Mar Faek Mai Subdistrict, San Sai District, Chiang Province; 2) Private Piyapan Seansook, Infantry Regimental Unit 17, Pang Mapha District, Mae Hong Son Province; 3) Mr. Ngein Nayi, a villager of Terd Thai Subdistrict, Mar Fha Luang District, Chiang Rai Province; and 4) Ms. Tanee Kitcharoenphat, a villager of Chom Thong District, Chiang Mai Province.
By the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, the Permanent Secretary and Inspector-General of MNRE had joined the funeral rite and fully help and support the families who lost their members from the forest fire, because of their sacrifices to help others. MNRE will provide a quota for one person per family of their children to work at the Department of Forestry or the Department of National Park, Wildlife, and Plant Conservation, with their voluntary. However, MNRE will support for other opportunities in the future as well.
Everyone could see that forest fire this year was very severe, and people who live in the forest areas and Forest Conservation Area could help to watch for the officers. If there is any suspicion, people could call to the officers immediately. Now, officers from all departments are well organized to give knowledge to the public who live near the forest for joint surveillance.
The Prime Minister repeatedly orders MNRE to take good care of the people and officers and capture the offenders and prosecute to the fullest according to the law.