BANGKOK, 13 July 2018: Thailand’s Prime Minister has asked media outlets to allow all 12 young soccer players and their coach to rest undisturbed for a while.
The 13 members of the Wild Boars Academy soccer team were rescued after 17 days marooned in Tham Luang cave in Chiang Rai province.
Prime Minister, Prayut Chan-o-cha, delivered a message of gratitude, Wednesday, to members of the media for respecting the manner in which the rescue operation had been carried out in order to evacuate the young footballers and their coach.
The PM said that the entire rescue operation was nearing completion leaving just the task of rehabilitating the football team to ensure all 13 people were healthy and safe.
Officials are now working on the restoration of Tham Luang cave site and approach road, which were severely damaged.
Government officials said the cave would be restored and turned into a “living museum” to illustrate and explain the remarkable rescue mission story that involved the international community.
Meanwhile, Deputy Prime Minister, Wissanu Krea-ngam, said that the events in Chiang Rai should serve as an important lesson for Thais and people around the world and no one should ever forget it.
(Source: National News Bureau of Thailand).