PM gives out relief packages to flood victims


BANGKOK, 16 October 2013 Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has visited 2 provinces severely hit by rain-triggered floods and given out flood relief packages to the residents.

Accompanied by several high-ranking official, PM Yingluck, yesterday visited Prachin Buri Province, where heavy flooding has completely inundated 6 districts. She thanked all agencies for providing assistance to the flood victims and helping them get through the hardship.

She also asked residents in the flooded areas to be patient, ensuring them that help was on the way, adding that the current flooding situation would ease in the next 2-3 weeks. The PM also led her team on foot to hand out relief bags and survival kits to flood victims.

Miss Yingluck later proceeded to Chachoengsao Province to inspect a 14-kilometer flood dyke before making her way to the inundated areas.

Much like her mission in Prachin Buri, the Premier was on foot to personally distribute flood relief bags, with an aim to build morale among the victims.

As for , More than 15,000 people in 11 districts of Chachoengsao have reportedly been affected by flooding; 6 people have lost their lives. Before completing her visit, PM Yingluck asked all relevant agencies, especially the Defense Ministry, to come back and rehabilitate the people and the area after the situation returned to normal.