Officials from Chiang Mai International Airport spoke out yesterday to state that their workers had removed a total of 107 flying lanterns that had fallen on their runway following the Loy Krathong festivities.

Due to growing safety concerns around the traditional practice local authorities only allowed people to release the lanterns from 7pm till 1am, after many other provinces had banned their use altogether.

Airport officials said employees worked around the clock from the 3-5 of November collecting a total of 107 lanterns.

Elsewhere officials in charge of the Mae Ping sluice gate also in Chiang Mai stated that a large amount of Krathong floats had become lodged in the gate.

Officials said a final clean-up effort along the Ping River will take place on Tuesday comprising of volunteers, soldiers and members of the Irrigation Office.

Nearly all of the floats used this year were made from natural materials and as a result those collected during clean-up effort will be used to make fertiliser.

Source: The Nation

Content: Love Pattaya Thailand

 

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