PM pleased with increasing water volume in dams

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NAKHON NAYOK, 5 August 2015 – Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha has expressed satisfaction with the rising water levels in major dams following his visit to Nakhon Nayok province.

As part of his official visit to Nakhon Nayok, Prime Minister Prayut led relevant officials in an aerial survey of waterways and reservoirs within the province and its vicinity. He first observed the level of water at Khun Dan Prakan Chon Dam in Mueang district of Nakhon Nayok before proceeding to Pa Sak Jolasid Dam located on the border of Lop Buri and Saraburi provinces as well as the Ayutthaya-Pathum Thani section of the Chao Phraya River.

The premier revealed that his stopover in Lop Buri and Saraburi was unplanned and was made spontaneously out of his concerns over the well-being of drought-affected residents. He said he needed to witness the water situation as it truly was, adding that he was most worried about the people in the Pa Sak and Chao Phraya River Basins.

However, Prime Minister Prayut said he was glad and relieved to hear from the provincial governors that the amount of water flowing into the dams has increased significantly due to continuous downpours. He, nonetheless, insisted that more water will need to be supplied constantly to the Central Plains to help the farmers.