Trat Governor: Drought effects minimal

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TRAT, 29 October 2015 – The eastern province of Trat has voiced its readiness to cope with upcoming droughts.

Speaking about the water situation, Trat Governor Charnna Iamsang said reserves in reservoirs were still sufficient for communities in the irrigation zone due to frequent precipitations. However, drought prevention and relief plans must be in place to protect the agro-sector from possible damage. 

Mr. Charnna revealed that related agencies and the military had prepared equipment and machines to supply water to residents in affected areas. He added that workers had dug a number of canals to store water over the past five years.

The governor speculated that the coming dry season might cause a minimal impact on Trat. Residents are likely to experience drought for no more than two months.