Niwit Aroonrat, a Vice Governor of Phuket, said that there would be a tsunami and airplane accident evacuation and first aid drill on December 22nd-24th. This drill would be the second drill in 2010. Its objective was to train medical personnel from private and government sectors to get used to new skills and know-how to perform in such emergency cases.
He added that the drill would be a continuous drill starting from the theoretical training on giving assistance to tsunami victims on November 18th. Then on December 22nd-23rd, there would be practical training in Phuket Disaster Prevention and Mitigation College. On December 24th, the drills would take place at the tip of Sapan Hin Cape and Phuket International Airport.