The ‘Seven Days’ campaign, which primarily focuses on road safety, will begin at midnight tonight (00:01am, Dec 29) and conclude at midnight on Jan 4 (23:59, Jan 4).
The event yesterday officially marked the opening ceremony of the “Joint Operations Center for Road and Marine Accident Prevention and Reduction during the New Year 2023”.
Present for the occasion, along with scores of officers tasked with carrying out he campaign, were Phuket Provincial Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Office (DDPM-Phuket) Chief Udomporn Kan along with DDPM Region 18 Chief Chaovalit Nitrarat.
Also present were a host of officials, including Phuket Vice Governor Amnuay Pinsuwan and Anupap Rodkwan Yodrambam.
The event saw a cavalcade of vehicles carrying personnel who will be actively conducting the safety checks over the seven days, as well as a host of organisations, namely insurance companies, presenting donations of drinking water for the officers at the slew of checkpoints that will be set up across the island. Also present for assembly were students and volunteers.
“The goal is to reduce the number of deaths and injuries,” Mr Udomporn said.
“Checkpoints will be set up [across the island], with the support of local communities and local officials,” he added.
“December 26 of every year is National Disaster Prevention Day. Therefore this campaign has been launched to encourage people to be aware of the damage from accidents and to create a culture of safety among the public,” he said.