DPM: Water retention areas to be determined by May


BANGKOK, 13 May 2012  – Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Kittiratt Na Ranong has revealed that the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is set to finalize the aerial photography of Thailand in order to establish a clear water retention area by May 2012. 

According to Mr. Kittiratt, the Japanese organization has contributed its assistance to the development of Thailand’s flood prevention system. In his discussion with JICA during his recent visit to Japan, JICA confirmed that the aerial photography of the country was nearing completion; thus, the determination of flood management zones should be announced within this month.

Once the aerial photographs are submitted, the government will be able to indicate the exact location where monkey cheeks will be set up. Thereafter, relevant agencies will be assigned to negotiate with local residents who may be impacted by the establishment of water retention areas. They will also publicize the government’s flood prevention scheme which consists of both short and long-term plans.