BANGKOK, 11 July 2012 – The Cabinet has resolved to allocate the remaining budget for flood rehabilitation to support emergency post-flood assistance programs.
Deputy government spokesman Chalitrat Chandrubeksa said on Tuesday that the weekly Cabinet meeting has agreed to spend the outstanding 511-million-baht flood rehabilitation budget on emergency measures implemented by 3 state agencies.
The allocated budget was the unused amount of the initial 120-billion-baht flood rehabilitation budget.
Mr. Chalitrat said that the agencies allocated with additional budget are the Royal Thai Navy, which earned another 177 million baht, the Water Resources Department, which was given 258 million baht, and the Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department, which received 15 million baht.
Meanwhile, the Cabinet has decided to allocate 36 million baht to the Land Development Department to implement the vetiver grass sapling nursery project, which is a part of the forest rehabilitation and check dam construction project.
For the remaining 23 million baht, the Cabinet has assigned the Bureau of the Budget and the National Economic and Social Development Board to be in charge of the subsequent allocation for any state projects that may be in need of urgent and addition fund.