NCPO supporting government’s water conservation effort

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BANGKOK, 23 June 2015 – The National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) is supporting the water conservation effort of the government by helping raise awareness on the limited amount of available water and by encouraging farmers to make the switch from water intensive crops.

Colonel Sirichan Ngathong, deputy spokesperson of the NCPO, indicated after Monday’s meeting of the NCPO secretariat that order-keeping forces acting under the NCPO continued to provide support to law enforcers in their work. Those at Monday’s meeting discussed the immediate implementation of orders from the NCPO chief, General Prayut Chan-o-cha. Col. Sirichan said progress was being made on about 90% of the orders, which were based on the resolutions of recent Cabinet meetings.

According to the spokeswoman, the meeting of the secretariat also resolved to have NCPO units raise awareness of water conservation and the limited nature of water available. NCPO units will also help authorities encourage farmers to switch to crops that needed less water than rice.

Col. Sirichan said NCPO units will continue to support other urgent efforts being made by the government, such as collecting data on paddy farmers.