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  • 9 July 2012

    Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, in her weekly program “Yingluck Government Meets the People”, revealed that the government is working with an accelerated speed to ensure completion of various flood prevention projects. This year, construction of 3,000 permanent dikes is planned and expected to be completed by July 15. A project to plant 30 million saplings […]

  • 5 July 2012

    Science and Technology Minister Plodprasop Suraswadi has assured that Bangkok and key economic zones will not be flooded this year. Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra today presided over the meeting of Water Resources Management and Flood Control Committee, with Mr Plodprasop and other flood-related agencies in attendance. During the meeting, Ms Yingluck instructed the Hydrographic Department […]

  • 3 July 2012

    Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has been briefed by the National Water Resources and Flood Policy Committee on the progress in various flood prevention projects while assuring that the deadlines will be met. Prime Minister Yingluck said her recent meeting with the National Water Resources and Flood Policy Committee was for her to be reported on […]

  • 3 July 2012

    According to Port Technology, residents have called on the Thai government to postpone studies into the expansion of Laem Chabang Port amid growing environmental concerns. The news follows the proposal put forward by the Transport Ministry to invest as much as 120-billion-baht to further expand the Chon Buri port over the next seven years. Port […]

  • 28 June 2012

    The Industry Minister has led the management team from the Board of Investment of Thailand (BOI) to Japan to assure Japanese investors of Thailand’s flood prevention plan in a bid to create investor confidence. During the roadshow to Japan, Industry Minister M.R. Phongsawat Svastiwat presented Thailand’s industrial and investment promotion strategies to Japanese investors, while […]

  • 27 June 2012

    Royal Irrigation Department Director-General Lertviroj Kowattana claimed that all 123 flood prevention projects, initiated under the government’s emergency relief policy in fiscal 2012, are progressing well and will definitely be completed in 2 months’ time. Mr. Lertviroj stated that all upstream projects are set to be finished by the end of this month, while those […]

  • 27 June 2012

    Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has presided over a meeting on water management and flood victims assistance. Prime Minister Yingluck has instructed Water and Flood Management Committee to gather suggestions and complaints from the public in order to come up with a proper water management plan. She has also ordered provincial governors whose provinces were flooded […]

  • 25 June 2012

    The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has revealed progress in its flood prevention effort while expressing concerns over incomplete dredging operations at some major canals in Bangkok. BMA Spokesperson Mr. Wasan Meewong said in his statement concerning the flood prevention operation in Bangkok that floodwalls have been repaired and reinforced at 5 spots along the Chao […]

  • 20 June 2012

    The Royal Thai Army has now completed the dredging of 100 canals in Bangkok, while the dredging work in middle stream provinces are nearing completion. Army Region 1 Commander Lieutenant-General Udomdej Sitabutr said that as part of the state-initiated flood prevention project, the army has dredged 100 canals in the capital, and has completed 84 […]

  • 19 June 2012

    Bangchak Petroleum Public Company Limited has poured hundreds of millions of baht into the construction of a flood defense dyke in light of the 5 billion-baht damage to its solar cell business caused by last year’s flood. During a seminar focusing on Thailand’s pulling through natural disasters, including flood, earthquake and drought, Bangchak President Anusorn […]

  • 19 June 2012

    The Laem Chabang Port in Chon Buri province has proposed the third phase of its logistics development to facilitate goods transport and cope with the growth of Thailand’s eastern seaboard. Transport Minister Jarupong Ruangsuwan presented a briefing on logistics development at Laem Chabang to Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, who visited the port as part of […]

  • 18 June 2012

    The Office of Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is implementing its flood prevention scheme on the assumption that the flood will hit Bangkok as it did in 2011. After a meeting with BMA executives, BMA Spokesperson Mr. Wasan Meewong said that related agencies have coordinated to quickly prepare Bangkok for possible flooding, given the recent amount […]

  • 15 June 2012

    The Minister of Natural Resources and Environment held discussions with relevant authorities to accelerate the dredging of canals and tributaries in the Chao Phraya River basin in the national attempt at flood prevention. Natural Resources and Environment Minister Preecha Rengsomboonsuk today presided over a meeting to discuss the dredging of waterways in the upstream, midstream […]

  • 15 June 2012

    The Prime Minister has instructed officials in all flood-prone provinces to complete all state-initiated flood prevention projects by each respective deadline. PM Yingluck Shinawatra has expressed satisfaction over the 4-day official inspection trip to upstream, midstream and downstream areas, which ended on Thursday. The PM said that she found that all related provincial governors have […]

  • 15 June 2012

    Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has expressed her concerns over the flood crisis in the South of Thailand while instructing related agencies to monitor the water levels and find protective measures to ease the plight of southern residents. Ms. Yingluck has instructed the Thai National Committee on Irrigation and Drainage to consult with the Ministry of […]

  • 14 June 2012

    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 […]

  • 14 June 2012

    Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra this afternoon visited Chiang Mai on the the last leg of her four-day flood trail excursion to inspect flood prevention measures and progress in eight provinces in the central and northern regions. Earlier this morning, Ms Yingluck stopped by the Bhumibol Dam in Tak, where she was briefed by ministers responsible […]

  • 13 June 2012

    On her tour to inspect flood prevention progress, Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra listened to progress and problems from the governors of six provinces in the middle stream of the floodway. Ms Yingluck held a teleconference with governors of those provinces located in the upper part of the central region to talk about their flood prevention […]

  • 13 June 2012

    The Prime Minister has assured the public that the government will not allow the repeat of last year’s flood crisis in 2012. During the 4-day official trip to inspect state-initiated flood prevention projects, Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said that the water resource management policy in 2012 will focus on achieving a balance between water retention […]

  • 11 June 2012

    The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has expressed satisfaction with its work to prevent flooding this year with the dredging of 29 canals in Bangkok progressing by 60%. BMA Spokesman Wasant Meewong spoke about the BMA’s readiness to deal with flooding this year, saying that the administration’s dredging work on 29 canals has progressed by 60%. […]

  • 11 June 2012

    Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra today embarks on a four-day flood tour to eight provinces, covering areas from downstream provinces to the northern region, to inspect the progress of flood response preparedness. Ms Yingluck is today scheduled to chair the meeting of the Strategic Committee for Water Resources Management at the government house as well as […]

  • 31 May 2012

    Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has revealed that she will personally inspect construction works in upstream, mid-stream, and downstream provinces which are part of the flood prevention measures in June. Speaking after the closing ceremony of a canal dredging project at Klong Sanamchai in the capital, Prime Minister Yingluck said that 50 percent of the planned […]

  • 21 May 2012

    Science and Technology Minister Plodprasop Suraswadi has ruled out the possibility of floods in Bangkok, saying the rainy season this year is coming late as forecast. In this Saturday’s government talk show, Mr. Plodprasob disclosed that the combined amount of water in major dams was one percent lower than that of last year. The dams […]

  • 15 May 2012

    The Science and Technology Minister has admitted that inefficient water resources management is the root to the country’s inundation problem while insisting that the construction of Mae Wong Dam will not cause environmental impact. Speaking at a seminar concerning the flood crisis and budget allocation for appropriate water management in the future, Science and Technology […]

  • 9 May 2012

    Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has assured that the government can handle the water situation this year, adding that people will be able to see a clearer picture of the water management plans in all areas by the end of this month. After several areas in Thailand have experienced rain over the week, many people are […]

  • 8 May 2012

    The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration has affirmed that the dredging of canals and drainage systems will be complete ahead of the upcoming rainy season, according to TAN Network. Department of Drainage and Sewerage Director Sanya Sheenimit reported that his office has dredged 40 percent of canals in Bangkok and expects the rest to be done by […]