PM concerned about flood situation in provinces


Bangkok – Following the incidents of flooding that have arisen in some areas, the prime minister has expressed his concern for victims of the catastrophe.

PM Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha has been monitoring the situation, particularly in the Northeast, to gauge the well-being and safety of the people and farmland, and other kinds of property that may be damaged.

He has ordered related agencies, such as the Ministry of the Interior, Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives and the National Water Resources Office, to collect information in a mission to alleviate suffering.

He has also insisted on the water management in all areas being well-planned so as to prevent too wide an impact, saying that the efficiency of the water barriers must be checked and any spots with problems quickly fixed.

According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, the water in the areas of the Pak Mun, Yasothon and That Noi Dams has been controlled and released successfully. Therefore the water circulation in the Northeast is efficient. As for aiding affected agriculturists and other members of the public, the government is going about the task as quickly as possible.