PM expresses concern about drought situation


Bangkok – The Prime Minister has instructed relevant agencies to help alleviate people’s suffering as a result of the current drought problem and called on citizens to use water sparingly.

Officials have been instructed to inspect and urgently solve the problems in provinces that have been declared an Emergency Assistance Drought-affected Zone. The provincial governors have been ordered to accelerate proactive work in provinces where there is a growing water shortage.

The Prime Minister has also called on farmers to follow the instructions of officials on storing water for their own use. Those who have not started farming are asked to postpone doing so until it rains again. It is expected that it will rain again after September.

The PM has instructed the agencies responsible for water management in reservoirs, water pumping and water distribution to allocate water to the public and continually create awareness of the regulations that members of the public and farmers should follow.