Wetlands treated to prevent bird flu

Wetlands treated to prevent bird flu

Bueng Boraphet clean-up campaign launched. (Bangkok Post file photo)
Bueng Boraphet clean-up campaign launched. (Bangkok Post file photo)

Nakhon Sawan: Provincial authorities have launched a clean-up campaign at Bueng Boraphet, the largest freshwater swamp in the Central region, to prevent any chance of a bird flu outbreak.

Targeted in the clean-up are areas where migratory birds gather, according to Atthaporn Singhawichai, the provincial governor.

The campaign is a joint effort by the livestock, public health and natural resources and environment offices as well as local administrative organisations.

Potential breeding grounds for bird flu are being sprayed with disinfectant. The clean-up campaign also extends to wholesale and retail poultry markets in the province, a significant source of poultry for local consumption as well as exports worth 4 billion baht annually.

The governor pointed out the swamp is also a popular tourist attraction.


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