Government rolls out measures to help Myanmar and Thai flood victims

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BANGKOK, 5 August 2015 – The government has been implementing measures to assist flood victims in both Thailand and Myanmar.

The Ministry of Interior has made known that state agencies are prepared to tackle flash floods and landslides in all areas and have been equipped with the necessary tools to assist disaster victims.

Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha also stated that all provinces should maintain a balance between releasing water to communities and storing water for use during the dry season.

The government earlier announced it is pledging five million baht to flood-stricken Myanmar, where at least 27 people have been killed. Myanmar is in urgent need of water filters, medicine and preserved food.

The Chiang Rai Chamber of Commerce and other private agencies are also collecting donations to send to Thai-Myanmar border authorities to fund disaster mitigation.