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Agriculturists suggest diversion of water to both sides of Chao Phraya

The Thai Agriculturist Association has suggested that northern runoff from Nakhon Sawan be diverted to both sides of the Chao Phraya river, instead of being left to surge downstream to the Chao Phraya Dam in Chai Nat province.Pramote Charoensilp, president of the association, said the ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Water plan to prevent flooding

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has attempted to allay concerns over possible mass flooding along the Chao Phraya River, saying a water management plan was put in place to prevent such a disaster from happening.His assurance came after he inspected the water situation at the Chao ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Chao Phraya River set to rise, but Bangkok flooding 'risk is low', govt says

The Royal Irrigation Department (RID) has warned of rising water levels in the Chao Phraya River but played down flooding risks in Bangkok even though 13 provinces had flooded on Saturday.RID deputy director-general Thaweesak Thanadachopol said a monsoon trough covering the lower part of the ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Water to be diverted into Chao Phraya

The National Water Resource Committee has approved a plan to divert more water from the Mae Klong River into the Chao Phraya to reduce salinity and maintain the quality of raw water for tap water production.Panel chairman and Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon said the ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Thailand’s worst drought in 40 years turns Bangkok tap water salty

Some residents of Bangkok can literally taste the risk of a potentially damaging drought in Thailand.Tap water has turned saltier in parts of the city, a development blamed on the Chao Phraya river becoming too low to keep tidal seawater out.The saline intrusion is just ...

Thailand asks farmers not to grow off-season rice on drought worries

The Thai government has asked farmers in 22 provinces to not grow off-season rice, as the country braced for a dry spell amid low water levels in main reservoirs.Thailand, the world’s second-largest rice exporter after India, will not have enough water to grow the crop ...

Panarat Thepgumpanat

Bangkok urges people to refrain from littering Chao Phraya River

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has geared up its efforts to restore clear water in the Chao Phraya River by urging riverside residents to refrain from littering, promoting the nomination of the river as a cultural heritage.Keep watching ...

Campaign against garbage dumping in Chao Phraya River

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is encouraging vendors at Pak Khlong Talard market to conserve Chao Phraya River by not dumping garbage into the it. That is in line with a plan to call for UNESCO to register the Chao Phraya River as a Cultural ...

Tewit Kemtong

RID addresses drought in Chao Phraya River basin

The Royal Irrigation Department (RID) has announced a plan to provide water for consumption for communities in the Chao Phraya River basin while affirming that the amount of water for agricultural activities in the area will be sufficient throughout the rainy season.Keep watching ...

Bridge to a healthier future

Bangkok’s massive makeover is about to begin ahead of its 250th anniversary as the Thai capital with the Phra Pok Klao Skypark crossing the Chao Phraya River.  Making use of an aborted Lavalin Skytrain span – the centre lane of Phra Pok Klao Bridge, which ...

Phatarawadee Phataranawik

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