Army Commander-in-Chief Gen Chalermchai Sitthisart visited an army camp in Narathiwat on Friday morning to be briefed on the situation in the southern border provinces.
Chalermchai visited Fort Chulabhorn in Tambon Khokkhian in Muang district with Army Chief-of-Staff Natthapol Nakpanit. They were received by Fourth Army Area Commander Lt Gen Piyawat Nakwanti and Narathiwat deputy governor Thammarong Kongwatmai.
The briefing inside the camp was also attended by Capt Nirat Thakudrua, a commander of the Marine Taskforce for the southern border provinces.
The army chief, who is also deputy director of the Internal Security Operations Command, was told that southern residents had a better quality of life following the enforcement of development plants under seven missions.
He was told that the number of violent incidents has continued to drop and the three bombs attacks in the heart of Sugnai Kolok on April 9 were motivated by other causes than the southern insurgency.