BANGKOK, 29 September 2013 – Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has visited Pathum Thani Province to check up on the flood situation.
During her trip to Pathum Thani, Miss Yingluck visited Wat Bot in Sam Khok District of the province. She then took a boat ride along Chao Phraya River to inspect the areas where water level was high. She also presented 360 rescue boats and water machines to the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation.
In the meantime, Deputy Prime Minister Plodprasop Suraswadi said the amount of water this year is less than last year, adding that the 2 major dams, including Bhumibol and Sirikit, are still able to hold up more water, while urging Thais to brace for more rain in the next 3-5 days.
In Ayutthaya Province, Minister of the PM’s Office Warathep Rattanakorn gave out flood relief packages to over 800 families hit by heavy flooding on September 17. Assistance units were also in the area to help the flood victims.