Cabinet earmarks over Bt6 billion to deal with flooding, drought

The Cabinet on Tuesday (September 15) resolved to set aside Bt6.17 billion to solve flooding and drought problems in the country, the government’s deputy spokesperson Rachada Dhnadirek said.The funds will be split between the Office of the Natural Water Resources (ONWR), the Department of Disaster ...

The Nation Reporter

Cabinet approves new water management guidelines

The cabinet has approved a package of draft ministerial regulations necessary for enhancing cooperation in water resource management and better handling of flood and drought crises, according to the Office of National Water Resources (ONWR).Somkiat Prajamwong, the ONWR’s secretary-general, said several of the 11 draft ...

Mongkol Bangprapa

Public Health Ministry braces for flood-related diseases

The Public Health Ministry is preparing for flood-related diseases as water starts to recede in many provinces.Deputy Prime Minister and Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul said at Government House on Tuesday that his ministry is readying to tackle an outbreak of diseases after flood water ...

The Nation Reporter

Government to compensate flood hit farmers

The government has insisted that it is capable of addressing the flood situation in the country in a timely manner and prepared a compensation plan.Keep watching ...

Flood and landslide alert issued for 12 provinces

The authorities in 12 provinces have been instructed to arrange manpower and equipment to tackle possible floods and landslides until August 20.Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation director-general Chayaphol Thitisak said the alert orders were issued because of heavy downpours in the North, the Central ...

The Nation Reporter

Ministry of Public Health monitors disease outbreaks during rainy season

The Department of Disease Control (DDC) is monitoring disease outbreaks during the rainy season, especially in the flooded areas.Keep watching ...

Prayut extols water management plan

The government’s “active investment” on water management has been successful in limiting drought damage to local communities and saving people from flooding in the rainy season, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha says. Speaking at a seminar called “Knowledge Creation, Communication and Water Management in Rainy Season”, organised ...

Apinya Wipatayotin

Bangkok is sinking fast

For the more or less 10 million people living in Thailand’s capital city of Bangkok, flooding is a common and recurring phenomenon. This is partly due to the city’s geographic location at the southern end of the Chao Phraya River Basin, as well as its ...

Wake-up call on climate issued

Thai companies have been too slow to adapt to the consequences of climate change, say researchers who have welcomed plans by the Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives (BAAC) to issue green bonds. The securities will be used to encourage the bank’s borrowers to set ...

Wichit Chaitrong

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