Government assures flood victims of timely compensation & rehabilitation

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BANGKOK, 13 June 2012  – The government has assured all flood victims that state assistance and compensation will reach their hands very soon. 

Government spokesperson Sansanee Nakpong said on Tuesday that Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has urged the weekly Cabinet meeting via teleconference to instruct all related state offices to speedily complete the rehabilitation works without allowing political interference to delay the progress.

The PM also stated that the Government Savings Bank will be the only authorized agency to hand over financial compensation to those hit hard by last year’s flooding, while urging officials in related provinces to make sure that no corruption will surface.

In addition, the prime minister has reminded all ministers to quickly help consumers battle the problem of rising cost of living and falling farm product prices.

Lastly, PM Yingluck has expressed worries over the economic crisis in Europe and asked the deputy prime minister in charge of the economy to work with related ministries to follow up on the issue and to formulate plans and strategies to cope with any impact from this problem.