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Senior Engineer Elizabeth Kenyon from Miyamoto International, Thailand Ltd. weighs in on the Thai PBS television interview as to what is needed to continue the assessment and reconstruction after the 6.3 magnatude earthquake that struck Chiang Rai on May 5, 2014.

With this recent earthquake in Chiang Rai, there is heightened concern regarding the community’s seismic resiliency. Whether a community leader, building owner or resident of the city of Chiang Rai, all stakeholders have a vested interest in mitigating the seismic risk facing the community, the city and the country.

Immediately after the earthquake, Miyamoto International and Thai PBS surveyed several properties in Chiang Rai. Overall, the majority of buildings in the district were undamaged, but there remains much to be done.

With advice from Miyamoto International Thailand and support from Thai PBS, the Deputy Governor and the team heading the assessments agreed to implement a color-coded tagging system like the one used in the 2010 Haiti earthquake to map safe, repairable and unsafe buildings.

For more information about the report, our findings and the plan for repairations visit


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