Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha inspected a project to raise water in the reservoir of the Mae Kuang Udom Thara dam to solve water shortage and flooding.
In his trip to the northern province on Wednesday, the prime minister first visited the Mae Taman weir project in Mae Taeng district. It was designed to improve water distribution to farmland, communities and urban areas and to increase water in the reservoir of the Mae Kuang Udom Thara dam in Doi Saket district.
The Mae Taman water management project in Mae Taman village was designed to use water from the Mae Taeng River to benefit 145,000 people or 25,000 families in Chiang Mai and adjacent Lamphun province. COVID-19 outbreaks delayed its completion schedule from next year to 2027.
The prime minister said the government attached great importance to the project and he would like organizations concerned to accelerate its implementation. He promised that the government would facilitate the project implementation and solve the problems that delayed it including land issues. (TNA)