PM ready to defend water management projects to NACC


BANGKOK, 4 July 2013 Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has confirmed that her administration is prepared to clarify details of the 350-billion-baht water management projects put into question by an imminent impeachment motion from the Democrat Party. 

The Prime Minister told the press that if the petition from the Democrat Party is accepted by the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC), the government would be ready to cooperate with the agency in a bid to ensure transparency in the water and flood management projects worth totally 350 billion baht.

The Opposition Democrat Party earlier petitioned Senate Speaker Nikom Wairatpanich for the removal of the cabinet for approving the projects. The move came after the Central Administrative Court had ordered the government to complete public hearings on the projects before contracts could be signed with companies that won the bids for the projects.

During the interview, Ms Yingluck addressed growing rumors by affirming that she has no plan to dissolve Parliament to avoid impeachment efforts. She added that the recent cabinet reshuffle was intended to further ensure stability in her administration.