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La Nina may ease drought severity

Thailand may not encounter a severe drought this year as earlier expected, thanks to the influence of the La Nina phenomenon, but careful water usage is still needed especially among rice farmers who have been told to wait for the right time to start farming.“The ...

Apinya Wipatayotin

Rainmaking Department adjusts strategies to prevent forest fires [Video]

The Department of Royal Rainmaking and Agricultural Aviation has adjusted its rainmaking operation to combat drought and hotspots as well as approaching summer storms that may bring hail to the northern region.Keep watching ...

Water management agencies host public talk to treat this year drought [Video]

The Office of the Royal Society and the Office of National Water Resources and other water management sectors have held talks on the “2020 Drought and Salinity in the Water System”, seeking both short term and long term solutions.Keep watching ...

Drought and disease menace job prospects

Thailand’s employment market is facing myriad risks this year, with widespread drought, poor exports, the delay of the 2020 fiscal budget and the highly contagious coronavirus outbreak weighing on jobs.Thosaporn Sirisamphand, secretary-general of the National Economic and Social Development Council (NESDC), said the agricultural sector ...

Chatrudee Theparat

Thais Living Along Mekong Struggle from Drought, Effects of Dams

Dam operations upstream combined with a drought have caused a severe drop in water levels along the Mekong River, on which tens of millions of people rely for their livelihoods through fishing or farming, say Thais who live by the banks of the great waterway.BenarNews ...

Nontarat Phaicharoen

Thai Agriculture Reels From Drought in Blow to Ailing Economy

Thailand is scaling back production forecasts for key agricultural commodities because of a drought, dealing a further blow to the country’s struggling economy.Rice, rubber and sugar are among the crops that help to sustain 11 million jobs, drive consumption and color the political mood of ...

Randy Thanthong-Knight

DRRAA aims to alleviate drought, smog problems in all areas

Department of Royal Rainmaking and Agricultural Aviation’s (DRRAA) Director General Surasee Kittimonthon said that due to the drought situation and the severe problems of dust and haze, the government has ordered the DRRAA to review the annual royal rainmaking action plan to alleviate problems for ...

Supawadee Wangsri

Drought cuts Thai sugar output to 9-year low

Sugar production in Thailand is expected to fall 28% to a nine-year low of 10.5 million tonnes in the current crop season as drought curtails cane supplies, according to Rangsit Hiangrat, director-general of Thai Sugar Millers Corp.The reduced production for 2019-20 will limit shipments from ...

Department of Highways at the forefront of battle against drought

The Department of Highways (DOH) and its subsidiary agencies are playing an active role in relieving the problem of water shortage in local communities and government organisations nationwide, as Thailand copes with one of the worst droughts in years.The department was enjoined by Transport Minister ...

The Nation Reporter

Gen Prawit confident water will be sufficient in dry season

Deputy Prime Minister Gen Prawit Wongsuwon has investigated the drought situation in Chiang Mai province and provided groundwater wells to local villagers.Gen Prawit met with villagers at Simaram temple in San Klang district of Chiang Mai province and presided over a ceremony to provide them ...

Tewit Kemtong

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