Australian ambassador makes a splash on World Drowning Prevention Day in Phuket

The Australian Ambassador to Thailand was in Phuket yesterday to look at the World Drowning Prevention Day.
Dr Angela Macdonald watched from the sidelines as yesterday’s ceremony was performed to attract attention to the importance of security measures in averting drownings, and to recollect the dramatic yet deep-seated effects these incidents have on individuals and neighbourhoods.
Phuket’s Vice Governor, Danai Sunantarod, initiated the event, which happened on the Holiday Inn Resort Phuket in Patong. In attendance were Matthew Barclay, the Australian Consul-General in Phuket, Bjorn Courage, President of the Phuket Hotels Association, with representatives from numerous government organisations, and the Royal Thai Navy Third Area Command. Well respected said…
“There is a resurgence of tourism in Thailand, and correspondingly, the probability of drowning incidents involving vacationers can be on the rise.”
Vice Governor Danai stressed that Phuket, with its enchanting seas, continues to attraction to each domestic and international vacationers, thereby attracting more guests than the previous 12 months. However, due to the unpredictable dangers that would doubtlessly come up from the sea, particularly during the monsoon season on the Andaman coast, there are concerns for tourists’ safety at popular seaside spots.
Tragic instances of vacationers being lured off rocks or carried out to sea by robust currents are nonetheless contemporary within the minds of authorities, underscoring the fact that this concern necessitates grave consideration.
Drawing consideration to the unsettling global statistics issued by the World Health Organisation, Mr Danai talked about that there is an alarming common of 360,000 drowning dying circumstances per year worldwide. Alarmingly, 146,739 of those victims are kids beneath the age of 15. The vice governor added…
“In the last decade, Thailand has seen 36,915 folks dropping their lives to drowning, of which 20.5% (7,374) have been children underneath 15 years outdated.”
In a bid to mitigate this tragic trend, the national government’s 20-year strategy plan goals to chop down the speed of children’s drowning deaths in Thailand to “2.5 per youngster population” by 2027. The authorities is focused on a 50% discount by 2037, despite the absence of concrete information on Thailand’s current baby population.
Phuket Vice Governor Danai emphasised the necessity for both private and non-private sectors to come back collectively to handle the issue..

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