Chiang Mai Irrigation Project Be confident that the water will fill the banks. Promote the Yi Peng tradition in Chiang Mai. Along with meeting the working group to drive the project to eliminate garbage and waste from the Loy Krathong festival in the Ping River. It is expected that Krathongs will increase 10 – 15%, preparing to click off on 1 Dec. 2023.
Monday, November 20, 2023 Mr. Jarin Kongsricharoen, Director of the Chiang Mai Irrigation Project Chaired the meeting of the working group driving the project to eliminate solid waste and sewage from the Loy Krathong festival in the Ping River, with Mr. Wichai Chaicharoenchat, Director of the Machinery Division. Royal Irrigation Office No. 1, Irrigation Project Officer Representative from Chiang Mai Provincial Administrative Organization Chiang Mai Municipality San Phisuea Subdistrict Municipality Pa Daet Subdistrict Municipality Public Relations Officer, Chiang Mai Province and related agencies Attend the meeting at the waterfront meeting room Within the Chiang Mai Irrigation Project, Don Kaeo Subdistrict, Mae Rim District, Chiang Mai Province
Within the meeting Mr. Chanthapat Kruasri, Head of Water Allocation and Irrigation System Improvement Department Chiang Mai Irrigation Project Reported information on preparation for storing Krathongs. By Chiang Mai Irrigation Buoys have been placed in front of the floodgates. When there are Krathong scraps floating along the river, they will trap the Krathong scraps. When the Loy Krathong Festival is finished, in 2023 there will be a Loy Krathong activity held between 27 – 30 Nov. 2023, which will collect Krathong scraps floating along the Mae Ping River. This year’s operational plan will begin kick off on December 1, 2023 at Tha Wang Tan Flood Gate, Pa Daed Subdistrict, Mueang District, Chiang Mai Province.
At the same time, I would like to ask for cooperation from the people of Chiang Mai. And tourists use krathong materials made from nature. and campaigning on the issue of 1 Krathong, 1 Family, “Bunnunnam brings the couple together again and also help preserve nature Cleanliness in the Mae Ping River
Mr. Jarin Kongsricharoen, director of the Chiang Mai Irrigation Project, said that according to Chiang Mai Province Together with the Chiang Mai Municipality, we have scheduled the Chiang Mai Province Yi Peng Festival 66. This year’s water situation is due to continuous rain. and there is a lot of water in the Ping River Definitely enough to organize the Chiang Mai Yi Peng Festival. And as part of the meeting of the working group driving the project to eliminate garbage and waste from the Loy Krathong festival in the Ping River. There will be an activity on Friday, December 1, 2023 at the Tha Wang Tan Water Gate, Pa Daed Subdistrict, Mueang Chiang Mai District. As for the statistics, the number of krathongs that can be stored has continually decreased. In 2020, there were 23.04 tons of krathongs, made from 98.70 percent natural materials, 1.30 percent from foam materials. In 2021, there were 20 tons, made from 95 percent natural materials. and 5 percent foam materials, which in 2022 will be a full promotion of tourism. and open up more about tourism Therefore, the number of krathongs increased to 30 tons, 97 percent from natural materials, 3 percent from foam materials, while this year marks the second year that tourism has been fully opened. In addition, a direct flight route to Chiang Mai province was opened 24 hours a day, which resulted in an increase in the number of tourists. It is expected that this year the number will increase by 10 – 15 percent.
For storing garbage and waste from the Loy Krathong festival. Both manpower and machinery will be operated. The Irrigation Office No. 1 supports 1 hydraulic excavator, 1 dump truck, Chiang Mai Irrigation Project. Supporting 1 dump truck, 1 small boat, along with preparing a venue for holding activities, Chiang Mai Provincial Administrative Organization Supporting 1 hydraulic excavator, 2 dump trucks, Chiang Mai Municipality Supporting 2 dump trucks, Pa Daed, San Phisuea, Fa Ham, and Nong Hoi Subdistrict Municipalities support 1 dump truck per day. Military officers at Military Region 33 are preparing personnel. Complete with dump truck and tools to join in the operation. At the same time, the Chiang Mai Provincial Public Relations Office Prepare a public relations campaign for organizing such activities.