The Science Minister along with Thai experts discussed water management plans with experts from the Chinese Ministry of Water Resources. Mr. Plodprasop expressed hopes that the cooperation will further strengthen the ties between Thailand and China while stating that the governments and the peoples of both nations hope to see a fruitful result from this collaboration.
He went on to explain that the Chinese government realizes the extent of impacts of the flood crisis in Thailand and has, therefore, sent a team of experts to examine, analyze and plan flood prevention in Thailand for a period of one month. Meanwhile, the visiting Chinese experts have expressed their full support to help Thailand in efficiently managing its water resources, believing that the exchange of knowledge and expertise between both countries will lead to a successful outcome.
The Chinese delegates have carried out an analysis of the situation of the Chao Phraya river, using the data earlier provided by Thailand. They have also advised Thailand on the structure of a long-term disaster prevention plan.
On this occasion, the Chinese experts will be surveying Thailand and its water resources, commencing in Chiang Mai, during 11-14 June, which will coincide with Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra’s and the national water management team’s trip to follow up on water management projects.