Military units told to help mitigate drought-related impacts on public

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BANGKOK, 25 February 2015 – Military units nationwide have been told to act in accordance with the Ministry of Defense’s disaster mitigation plan for people afflicted by the current dry spell.

General Prawit Wongsuwon, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, reiterated during Tuesday’s meeting of the Defense Council that all military units are to support the affairs of the National Council for Peace and Order and the government, according to Defense Ministry spokesman, Colonel Kongcheep Tantrawanich. Emphasis was made on having military units lend assistance to people afflicted by drought.

The spokesperson indicated that military units were also told to support the government’s initiative to allocate land for the underprivileged, by undertaking surveys of unused land.