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King concerned about drought, urged govt to help those in need: Prayut


HIS MAJESTY the King has raised concern over the current drought situation and ordered the government to do all it can to ease people’s suffering, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has said.

The PM urged the public and agricultural sector to use water more efficiently with the arrival of the dry season.
In order to avoid water shortages, the prime minister asked people in drought-prone areas and those living outside irrigation zones to store water in large containers whenever there is rain. 
He said everyone must use water wisely and efficiently so the country can endure the annual dry season.
General Prayut was speaking in his weekly nationally televised address on Friday night.
He also instructed the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives and other |responsible units to reach |out to everyone in need, while giving an assurance that the government would continue to monitor the water situation and has prepared a number of measures including rain-making operations.
Water scarcity is a crisis that occurs on a yearly basis. Since taking office in 2014, the |government has been promoting efficient use of water and has invested millions of baht to |build reservoirs and water |retention areas across |Thailand.
 

Published : March 11, 2017

By : THE SUNDAY NATION