Govt confident Asia-Pacific Water Summit can help Thailand better manage water resources


BANGKOK, 6 May 2013  The government is confident that its hosing of the 2nd Asia-Pacific Water Summit will enable the country to completely and efficiently manage water resources while tackling any problem it may face. 

Deputy Prime Minister Plodprasop Suraswadi, as the chair of the Water and Flood Management Commission (WFMC), said that Thailand’s northern city of Chiang Mai will be playing the host of the 2nd Asia-Pacific Water Summit at the International Convention and Exhibition Centre Commemorating His Majesty’s 7th Cycle Birthday Anniversary, during May 14-20.

Mr. Plodprasop stated that state and government leaders from several countries will be joining over 1,000 participants in the discussion on the issue of water resources management.

He added that the gathering has been divided into 3 different parts, including the exhibition, the seminar and the leaders’ summit.

The Deputy PM stated Thailand will be raising the issue of emergency international cooperation and collaboration in the areas of research and analysis of water situation.

He is confident that the gathering will be seeing a vast exchange of information and Thailand will be able to take advantages of such discussions to help it efficiently and sustainably solve all problems about water.