PM follows up on flood compensation discrepancy

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PATHUM THANI, 6 June 2012  – The Prime Minister visited Pathum Thani province to follow up on the payment of flood compensation money after a number of residents have filed complaints of payment discrepancy.

Accompanied by relevant ministers, Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra yesterday visited Khlong Wai and Laad Sawai sub-district in Pathum Thani province to follow up on villagers’ complaints of tardiness and inequality in the process of compensation money payment to flood victims despite their living in the same locality.

The PM has assured that the government will not abandon the people and will provide the best of care to the residents of every province fairly and equally. All provincial governors have also been instructed to provide accessible assistance to the citizens. Additionally, 31 ministers have been assigned to visit 31 provinces hit by floods, where they are to spend ten days in those provinces assisting residents and collecting information and report the results of their task to the cabinet.

The PM also visited the Annex Community in Soi Phaholyothin 58 in Sai Mai district and ordered Deputy Prime Minister Yongyuth Wichadit to call a meeting with all Bangkok district directors to accelerate the process of compensation payment to eligible flood victims.