Thai-Myanmar officers prepare for climate-change crises

national July 03, 2017 16:26

By Mongkolchaowarat Tangmangmee
The Nation

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The Royal Thai Army officers and their Myanmar counterparts are exchanging knowledge about emergency medical operations for climate change-triggered disaster mitigation during a joint training exercise at Ekatosarot Military Camp in Phitsanulok’s Muang district.

Third Army Region Commander Lt-General Wijak Banpasop said during the opening ceremony on Monday that the two countries were very close neighbours with similar geographic characteristics and facing similar impacts from global climate change. 

The Third Army Region and the Army Medical Department organised the joint training from Sunday until July 11 and dispatched Thailand’s four teams of 68 military medics to attend, he added.

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