Army supports government’s flood prevention plan

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BANGKOK, 15 February 2012  – After Thailand was hit by the most devastating flood in 50 years in 2011, the Royal Thai Army has reiterated that all of its divisions have been supporting the government in its flood prevention plan to effectively prevent a recurrence of floods. 

Army Deputy Spokesperson Colonel Sirichan Ngathong said that the army chief has ordered all army divisions to support the government’s water management plan.

The tasks are divided into three segments: water source, passageway, and estuary. For the management at the water source, the army has been rehabilitating the ecosystem and encouraging people to preserve the forests.

The army also supports the Royal Irrigation Department’s water management system in its construction and development as part of the improvement at the passageway section.

And lastly, for the river mouth development, the army has sent out military personnel to help dredge canals in 26 districts of Bangkok for better water release.