BANGKOK, 10 June 2014, – General Chadchai Sarikalaya , the Army Deputy Chief and the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO)’s Economic Division Deputy Leader, yesterday met with water and flood-management-related agencies regarding their budget and action plans.
Attending the meeting were representatives from the Departments of Meteorological, Irrigation, Public Works and Town & Country Planning, Disaster Prevention and Mitigation, and Hydro and Agro Informatics Institute, as well as the Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency.
According to Gen. Chadchai, the meeting discussed what could and should be done in the current fiscal year, adding that officials were instructed to carry on with the projects now underway, while projects that had yet to be undertaken would be put on hold until the administrative body decided whether to proceed with them.
The General also said the discussed projects were not related to the 350 billion baht water and flood management project initiated by the previous government. A committee would be set up to oversee all projects related to water management. He also urged the officials to be ready for the rainy season.