Chonburi governor urges cooperation to aid flood victims

Friday, 25 October 2013 From Issue Vol. XXI No. 43 By  CPRD

Chonburi Gov. Khomsan Ekachai urged officials from districts across the province to work together to aid victims of this year’s rainy-season flooding.

Khomsan said flooding has been worse than last year, when most damage was prevented by pumps. This year, they’ve failed to keep up.

The governor toured the province with journalists, showing off 12 areas where 10 pumps are draining away large amounts of water. The pumping is being done in coordination with Chachoengsao Province.

Chonburi Gov. Khomsan Ekachai (seated right) meets with local residents whilst sitting in flood waters during his tour of the province.Chonburi Gov. Khomsan Ekachai (seated right) meets with local residents whilst sitting in flood waters during his tour of the province.

The governor noted that several district governments have donated drinking water, including Banglamung, which provided 500 cases of water. Others included Banbung and Botong, which donated a total 1,000 cases.

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