PM Gen. Prayuth worried about current severe flooding


BANGKOK, 6 September 2014  – The prime minister is worried about the ongoing flood situation and is calling on related agencies to follow HM the King’s water management initiatives to deal with the problems. 

Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha — the Prime Minister and leader of the National Council for Peace and Order — during his weekly “Returning Happiness to the People” TV program, expressed his worry over continued flooding in many parts of the country.

He said the NCPO and the Interior Ministry’s Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation have been working hard to assist all flood victims.

Gen. Prayuth reasoned that some areas experience constant flooding because of their low-lying geography and called on residents of such areas to remain calm while the problem is addressed.

For these areas, the NCPO leader suggested that changes must be implemented in the building style of the houses to help save residents from future flooding.

In addition, Gen. Prayuth said that concerned parties and agencies should fully adopt HM the King’s initiatives regarding water retention and management, in order to help prevent the regular occurrence of severe flooding.