The government has voiced concern for communities impacted by tropical storm Mulan, urging authorities to quickly inspect the damage after the water recedes and to assist affected residents.
Government Spokesperson Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana disclosed that Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha is closely monitoring the impact of tropical storm Mulan, which caused flooding in eleven provinces nationwide. Six provinces are still heavily inundated, including Chiang Rai, Mae Hong Son, Chiang Mai, Phayao, Nan and Phitsanulok, with approximately 1,885 households affected.
According to the spokesperson, the premier has instructed the Ministry of Interior to work with local provincial offices, military units, and related departments to quickly provide assistance to residents in the affected areas. Gen Prayut also urged communities near the riverbanks, including Loei, NongKhai, BuengKan, NakhonPhanom, Mukdahan, Amnat Charoen and UbonRatchathani, to closely monitor the water situation after receiving reports that people in these areas could be affected by changes in water levels between August 14-18, 2022.
The spokesperson added that the prime minister expressed his concern and support for residents in the affected areas, and he tasked authorities with inspecting the damage as soon as flood waters recede in order to provide victims with immediate assistance. He added that authorities will provide financial assistance as soon as possible. (NNT)