Thai rice price surges amidst drought concerns

The world has been witnessing increases in the price of rice following drought concerns and India’s export ban, but it is Thailand’s rice that has seen the sharpest rise, according to the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations.In its monthly rice update ...

The Nation Reporter

Dams upstream slowly killing the mighty Mekong

The Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (GISTDA) on Tuesday released satellite images showing a drastic drop in the water level of Mekong River this Sunday compared to images captured on January 3.“The water level of Mekong River has dropped considerably in the past month,” ...

The Nation Reporter

Facebook joins with Mekong River Commission to raise awareness about flood and drought in the Mekong

Facebook and the Mekong River Commission (MRC) Secretariat today launched a collaboration initiative to provide early flood alert and drought monitoring information to riparian communities and governments in the Lower Mekong region.The first of its kind, the collaboration aims to raise awareness among the general public ...

Chinese dams and the Mekong drought

The latest reports from the Lower Mekong Basin are cause for growing concern that another period of drought will succeed that of 2019, affecting Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. Expected rainfall from late May through June and July has not arrived, and the level of ...

'Missing water' in dams spark fears of a drought next year

The government is facing a challenge of adding more water in 38 major dams across the country during the one-and-half month golden period of rainfall after realising that less water has flowed into the dams than expected.State agencies, including the military, are looking into the ...

Apinya Wipatayotin

Thailand to build desalination plant to serve industrial production

The Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand (IEAT) is planning to invest in a water desalination plant to supply the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) in response to ongoing and future droughts.The plant, capable of desalinating 300,000 cubic metres of seawater per day, will be set up ...

PM instructs officials to quickly address drought [Video]

As for the drought situation, the Prime Minister has instructed authorities to provide assistance to those suffering from the dry spell, stressing the need to take a more proactive approach.Keep watching ...

Thailand Faces Record Drought

For some Thais who are turning on their faucets this month, what they are getting in return is a stream of salty water. The seawater intrusion, into Thailand’s lower-level rivers and reservoirs, is just one of the many effects this season as the Southeast Asian ...

Dry factories sound the alarm in EEC

The government is warning that water reserves for the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) are only sufficient until June unless the state finds additional sources to avoid a shortage.There are only 35 million cubic metres of water left to feed the industrial sector in Rayong, Chon ...

Lamonphet Apisitniran

Military helping authorities fight drought

The Royal Irrigation Department has confirmed that current water management operations are on track, with enough water in reserve until July in case of rain shortages. The army has mobilized its personnel to assist villagers in severely affected areas.In Uthai Thani province, the Royal Thai ...

Tanakorn Sangiam

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