PM chairs National Water Resources Committee meeting

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BANGKOK, 22 July 2015 – The National Water Resources Committee has agreed to reduce the water consumption of state agencies by 10 percent.

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha presided over the committee meeting, which focused on tackling drought and flooding next year. The committee was told that number of wells and reservoirs had been built, in accordance with last year’s national water management master plan.

Two sub-committees are also being set up to regulate the use of water and secure water supplies. The new teams are expected to streamline existing work on water-related issues.

State agencies nationwide have been instructed to cut down water use by 10 percent, effective from Wednesday onwards. The industrial and agricultural sectors have also been urged to help conserve water during the drought crisis.