Chalerm: Isan to be drug-free area

Chalerm: Isan to be drug-free area

The government has set a new target, to make 20 provinces in the Northeast drug-free areas, begining with Udon Thani, Deputy Prime Minister Chalerm Yubamrung said on Tuesday.

All cabinet members were in Udon Thani on Tuesday for the start of the two-day mobile cabinet meeting in capital of the northeastern province.

The deputy prime minister visited Udon Thani’s Phen district to hear local people outline their problems and to brief  officials and volunteers on the government's drugs suppression policies at a meeting hall on the campus of the Business Management and Tourism College.

Mr Chalerm said the government had discussed ways to suppress drug trafficking with neighbouring countries and also with China.

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra visited nearby Loei province where she pledged that her government will put its utmost effort into improving the quality of life of the people, reports said.

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