China to send experts to help Thailand on water resources & flood prevention


BANGKOK, 27 April 2012  – China is set to send a team of experts to help Thailand’s water management and flood prevention plans. 

Mr. Preecha Rengsomboonsuk, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, revealed on Thursday that China has promised to support Thailand’s water resources management plan by sending a team of experts to help train personnel for the project.

China’s pledge of support was heard after Mr. Preecha’s meeting with Chinese Vice Minister for Water Resources Jiao Yong and his team, in Bangkok.

The Natural Resources and Environment Minister said that the Chinese experts will also lend help to Thailand’s flood prevention plan that involves the management of Chao Phraya River.

He added that the collaboration between the two countries will expand to cover Mekong River, as China has agreed to send data on the water masses behind all of its dams in the Mekong to Thailand again, after it has ceased to do so for more than 2 years.