PM to visit Prachin Buri, Si Sa Ket
Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on September 29 will go to Prachin Buri by helicopter, to observe the flood situation in the province.
Flooding in Prachin Buri has remained critical. The State Railway of Thailand on Thursday cancelled the train service between Bangkok and Prachin Buri, due to higher flood level in Prachin Buri.
In a statement, the SRT said that the higher water level has disrupted the telecommunications system. It puts in place the 24-hour monitoring system.
According to Chatchai Promlert, director general of the Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department, Yingluck will then head to Si Sa Ket.
On September 28, she is scheduled to be in Pathum Thani, where 360 boats will be dispatched to flooded areas across the country. The boats will serve flood victims.
Though the number of flood-affected provinces has declined, the National Disaster Warning Centre on Thursday warned that water level in Ayutthaya and Prachin Buri tends to rise further. While water level of some districts in Uthai Thani and Si Sa Ket will rise, that in other provinces is expected to recede. Water level in Ubon Ratchathani tends to recede.