BANGKOK, 15 June 2015 – The government has come out to ask the public to use water wisely.
Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha has expressed deep concern for the country’s water situation and has asked for people’s cooperation in conserving water. There has been unusually low rainfall recently, causing water levels at reservoirs nationwide to decrease to only 30 percent of capacity.
The central region water basin could use only 9 percent of capacity for agriculture, basic public necessity, to prevent salination, as well as produce tap water.
People living in the city have therefore been asked to cooperate in conserving water. As for farmers, they have been advised to plant crops that require little irrigation and rely more on rainfall or local water resources.