PM Yingluck to follow up on state water management plans


BANGKOK, 7 June 2012 – The prime minister will take another trip to get firsthand update on the state-initiated water management measures. 

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said that she will work in coordination with 31 Cabinet ministers who will soon each visit 31 provinces at risk of serious inundation in order to follow up on the progress of the post-flood rehabilitation and the water management policies.

The PM stated that one of the priorities during the upcoming trip is to check on how flood-hit villagers have been compensated.

At the same time, the visit will look at the progress of both urgent and long-term water resource management, which will take place from upstream to midstream and downstream areas.

The Premier conceded that while the inspection trip is intended to make sure that the government’s preventive works in all flood-prone provinces will be implemented seamlessly, more time and efforts will be needed before all measures are in place in time.