The Thai Department of Land Transport is preparing to transport safety measures for transporting hazardous material in the nation ahead of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC).

Wattana Phattharachon, Deputy Director General of the Department, told a recent seminar that transport associations, clubs, and business operators will jointly devise safety measures to reduce risks of accident, and to transfer knowledge to drivers.

Currently, there are 4,100 companies and 15,000 vehicles involved in transporting hazardous material nationwide, and safety measures are necessary for those business operators ahead of Thailand 's entry into the AEC in 2015.-VNA