Thailand: Prime Minister Follows Up on Flood Prevention

The Prime Minister and Cabinet Ministers have continued the third day of the trip to inspect the water management program in Nakhon Sawan Province.

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, along with Deputy PM and Interior Minister Yongyoot Wichaidit and Science and Technology Minister Plodprasop Suraswadi, on Wednesday, traveled to Bung Boraphet in Nakhon Sawan to check on the dredging of the famous lake.

The dredging work has been planned to dig out more than 4 million cubic meters of earth, under the emergency state budget of 168 million baht, to be another Kam-Ling water retention area.

According to the official report on the work progress by Nakhon Sawan Governor Preecha Chanrueng, the dredging is now more than 50 percent completed and will likely be completed by July.

Other prevention programs in the province that have achieved certain progress include the construction of the levee along the Ping River.

The next stop of the 4-day inspection trip is Bang Rakam District in Phitsanulok Province.

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Dredging Today Staff, June 14, 2012

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