PM to conclude four-day trip to inspect water management projects


TAK, June 14 – Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra held talks with agencies concerned on water management of the Yom River Basin and the three major dams in the North on Thursday, the last day of her upcountry tour to inspect progress of flood prevention plans.

Ms Yingluck chaired a video conference with ministers and governors of upstream provinces Thursday morning at the Bhumibol Dam.

The Committee on Water and Flood Management will propose a comprehensive plan to tackle water problems in the Yom River Basin and will discuss water management and volume of the three dams – the Bhumibol, Sirikit and Kwae Noi dams.

Participants will discuss speeding up projects to prevent floods in economic areas and historic sites.

After the meeting, the premier is to hold a news conference at 11am to conclude her four-day in inspection of eight provinces.

The prime minister will later fly to the northern province of Chiang Mai by helicopter to observe dredging the Ping River and visit the Mae Kuang Udomthara Dam before returning to Bangkok.