PM Yingluck visits flood-hit provinces


BANGKOK, 18 Oct 2013 Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra paid a visit to flood-hit provinces in the central region and gave out flood relief bags to the affected residents. 

Prime Minister and Defense Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, along with her government officials, traveled by car to Ayutthaya Province where she inspected a sluice gate and was briefed by the governor of Ayutthaya on the current flood situation. She then traveled to a temple where around 400 flood-affected residents gathered to give out relief packages.

Later on the same day, PM Yingluck went to Pathum Thani Province where she was greeted by the provincial governor who updated her on the water situation. At Phathum Thani, Miss Yingluck visited an elderly care center currently used as shelter for flood victims, to hand out survival kits and relief bags.

Later on, the Premier proceeded to Nonthaburi Province to meet Ko Kret residents who have been struggling during this recent flooding in a bid to build morale among them. Very much like her missions in Ayutthaya and Pathum Thani, PM Yingluck distributed 1,600 relief packages and survival kits.

Before wrapping up her 1-day visit, Miss Yingluck urged all relevant agencies to speed up assistance both during and after floods. She said authorities should be assigned with specific tasks for more efficiency and better work performance.