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Songkran Will Go On Despite Drought: Tourism Authority

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Songkran Will Go On Despite Drought: Tourism Authority

By Teeranai Charuvastra
Staff Reporter

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A Songkran reveller puts powder on a policeman’s face April 15, 2014, on Khaosan Road in Bangkok. Photo: Matichon

BANGKOK — Despite threats of persistent and severe drought, the Tourism Authority of Thailand said the annual water fight festival that marks the traditional Thai New Year will go on as normal.

The world-renowned Songkran festival will only last for three days in April and therefore not have any significant impact on water use nationwide, said tourism authority Gov. Yuthasak Supasorn.

“It’s a festival that draws interest from many foreign tourists,” Yuthasak told reporters Friday. “And it won’t affect the drought situation.”

Full story: http://www.khaosodenglish.com/detail.php?newsid=1456549691

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-- Khaosod English 2016-02-27

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We now know tourism is much more important to Thailand than having adequate water supply for the population.

I now say to the farmers.

Plant your rice crops.

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We now know tourism is much more important to Thailand than having adequate water supply for the population.

I now say to the farmers.

Plant your rice crops.

No, what we do now know is that the water used over a 3 day period will not affect the population's water supply. Exactly the opposite to a second rice planting.

It's doubtful that the farmers will be taking advice from a Thaivisa poster anyway.

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We now know tourism is much more important to Thailand than having adequate water supply for the population.

I now say to the farmers.

Plant your rice crops.

No, what we do now know is that the water used over a 3 day period will not affect the population's water supply. Exactly the opposite to a second rice planting.

It's doubtful that the farmers will be taking advice from a Thaivisa poster anyway.

Go ahead guy and believe the bs from TAT.

What country in the world other than Thailand would allow the waste of water when they are constantly preaching of drought. Worst in 20 years I might add.

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We now know tourism is much more important to Thailand than having adequate water supply for the population.

I now say to the farmers.

Plant your rice crops.

No, what we do now know is that the water used over a 3 day period will not affect the population's water supply. Exactly the opposite to a second rice planting.

It's doubtful that the farmers will be taking advice from a Thaivisa poster anyway.

3 Days???

Their are many in Pattaya who wish it was only 3 days.whistling.gif

And Songkran will happen "rain or shine" even if Thai's have to forgo showers for the next 6 weeks. giggle.gif

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We now know tourism is much more important to Thailand than having adequate water supply for the population.

I now say to the farmers.

Plant your rice crops.

No, what we do now know is that the water used over a 3 day period will not affect the population's water supply. Exactly the opposite to a second rice planting.

It's doubtful that the farmers will be taking advice from a Thaivisa poster anyway.

No, what we know now is the official claim that the water wasted over Songkran won't affect the population's water supply and they're unlikely to say anything else.

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"Hotels are businesses that consume large amounts of water, he said. If the drought lasts through the months of May and June, which is the tourism low season, the situation will be worse for us.

Earlier this week the military has ordered all relevant agencies to gear up for the drought season and set aside reserve water supply for the countrys rice farms and orchards. Junta chairman Prayuth Chan-ocha visited farms in Uthai Thani on Friday to inspect drought preparations. "

But songkran won't affect the drought problem? Yeah...not buying that.

Why not be honest and admit that songkran water fighting will take place no matter what anyone says?

Try stopping that and the govt really will face trouble. You can delay elections all you want but don't dare mess with fun.

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The water used during Songkran to splash other people is literally a drop in the bucket of normal daily water use.

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Sanook and tourist income will trump common sense no matter what.

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The inmates are definately running the asylum.

The real problem is that there is no defining line between the inmates and their keepers.

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Oh ... more fodder for the Thai Visa Peanut Gallery...

Please return to your swimming pools, golf courses, 20 minute showers etc ...

We await your tiresome, predictable and childish postings on this subject.

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