PM Prayut highlighted the efforts of the international team, and noted the significance of holding cremations of the victims as quickly so when appropriately as you possibly can relative to surviving family members’ wishes.
He also highlighted the significance of earning sure any compensation payments were made out of only a small amount bureaucratic delay as you possibly can.
However, he noted he understood also, “Let’s understand this as though the victim was an associate of us. This happened to tourists arriving at Thailand. We must take humanitarian responsibility. How much cash can replace a lost life?”
PM Prayut urged all parties to understand lessons from the incident also, and cited specifically as example police in the inspection of ships with regards to safety standards.
“In this we should continuously do everything strictly and, not merely after /such an incident, to supply tourists confidently,” he said.
“We should solve this issue to impress upon and reassure tourists (of these safety), however in the future all sorts of travel businesses should be genuinely safe – boats, planes, buses, vans, taxis, all areas of transport in Thailand – to create this a destination of good tourism standards,” he said.
PM Prayut’s statement today follows closely his message to Chinese President Xi Jinping on July 8 offering his deepest condolences for the disaster, which killed 47 Chinese tourists.
In that letter, PM Prayut noted, “Please be confident of the Royal Thai Government&rsquo also;s determination to accomplish (its) utmost to avoid recurrence of similar incident involving any tourists and visitors later on.
“Accept, Excellency, the renewed assurance s of my highest consideration.”