Thailand: Floods - May 2006
The official opening ceremony of the project "Water Supply System Reconstruction in Laplae District," under the Grant Assistance for the Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) Scheme, coordinated by the Laplae District Office, took place in Laplae District of Uttaradit Province on February 28, 2008. H.E. Mr.
The director-general of the Department of Agricultural Extension, Mr. Songsak Wongbhumiwat, expressed confident that the compensations for the farmers who were affected from last year's flood disaster would be paid within February 15th.
Mr. Songsak said the Agricultural Extension Department has received a budget of over 3.6 billion baht for compensating 399,919 flood-hit farmers in 298 districts of 31 provinces.
The Government of Japan is extending Grant Assistance for the Grassroots Human Security Projects Scheme (GGP) to the "Water Supply System Reconstruction in Laplae District" project, coordinated by the Laplae District Office. Mr. Jun Niimi, Minister of the Embassy of Japan, and Mr.
The Government of Japan is extending Grant Assistance for the Grassroots Human Security Projects Scheme (GGP) to the "Water Supply System Reconstruction in Nam Man Sub-district" project, coordinated by the Nam Man Tambon Administration Organization. Mr. Jun Niimi, Minister of the Embassy of Japan, and Mr.
The Government of Japan is extending Grant Assistance for the Grassroots Human Security Projects Scheme (GGP) to the "Drinking Water Supply System Construction in Jarim Sub-district" project, coordinated by the Jarim Tambon Administration Organization. Mr. Jun Niimi, Minister of the Embassy of Japan, and Mr.
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The Director-General of the Royal Irrigation Department, Mr. Samart Chokkanapitak , has issued two measures to drain water out of Bang Lane District in Nakhon Pathom Province to solve flood situation.
In regards to Prime Minister Surayud Chulanont's concern on flood situation in Bang Lane District in Nakhon Pathom, Mr. Samart said that he has added two measures to help release water quickly.
The Agriculture official of Surin Province and a committee on the following up of compensation payment to disaster-affected farmers have paid more than 72 million baht in compensation to over 30, 000 farmers affected by natural disasters in 2004 and 2005.
Pirawat Sangnoi , Surin's Agriculture official, revealed that the province has compensated the farmers whose agricultural areas were damaged by natural disasters in 2004 and 2005. 37,754 farmers from 5 districts namely Muang, Tha Toom , Rattanaburi , Sanom , and Sikhoraphum .
Bangkok Governor Apirak Kosayodhin has ordered officials to drain stagnant water from submerged roads in front of schools in the east part of the capital before the new school term starts next week
The Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation says that inundation in the lower central part of Thailand is still in crisis. The department also warns those who live on both banks of the Chao Phraya River to prepare to handle the increasing volume of flood water. Moreover, the bailing out of flood water during October 24-26 may aggravate the situation in the area, which continues to be affected from the gulf-bound northern stream.
Mr. Aree Wong-araya, Minister of Interior revealed that he had met with M.R.
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In Chiang Mai Province - The Government of Japan, under its Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects Scheme (GGP), decided to provide funds amounting to 1,680,000 baht for a project entitled "Prevention of Natural Disaster in Chiang Mai province", and on July 13, 2006, Mr. Katsuhiro Shinohara, Consul-General of Japan in Chiang Mai, and H.E.Mr.Suwat Tantipat, Governor of Chiang Mai province, jointly signed the funding contract for the project at the governor's office.
BANGKOK, Jul 7, 2006 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- The Meteorological Department of Thailand Friday warned residents living near northern hills in three provinces and two eastern coastal provinces of possible flash floods during the weekend.
The weather forecast predicted less rain countrywide after a tropical storm in the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand began to weaken.
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BANGKOK, Jun 26, 2006 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Nearly 200 houses in three villages of Thailand's southern Phangnga province were destroyed on Monday after torrential rains brought flash floods and landslides in some parts of the province, the Thai News Agency reported.
Villages in Phangnga's Thai Muang district were hit hard after heavy downpours continued till Monday, causing run-off which inundated a number of houses.
"Local officials rushed to inspect the flood-affected areas and direct relief efforts to flood victims.
BANGKOK, Jun 22, 2006 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Residents in Uttaradit province's Lablae district -- the worst-hit area in Thailand's May flood crisis -- are evacuating their belongings to high land for fear of additional floods and mudslides, official Thai News Agency reported Thursday.
Quickly responding to new heavy downpours, Uttaradit provincial authorities are preparing to evacuate residents in high-risk areas to safer places immediately if 50 millimeters more rainfall accumulates in 24 hours since Wednesday.
BANGKOK, Jun 11, 2006 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Many villagers in the flood- stricken northern Thai provinces of Phitsanulok and Phichit are now suffering from multiple diseases as the floodwaters which have inundated the provinces for weeks have begun to blacken and emit foul odors.
Floodwaters in at least three villages in Phichit province are emitting foul odors, while the water itself has turned black, especially in farmland, the official Thai News Agency said on Sunday.
Large areas of rice fields have been damaged despite much floodwater draining off into the Yom River, …
(New York: 9 June 2006): In the wake of severe flash floods and landslides in northern Thailand, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has released $51,000 in emergency cash grants for the purchase of relief supplies and materials for temporary shelter. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has also released $50,000 to support the Government's relief efforts.
Ref: OCHA/GVA - 2006/0103
OCHA Situation Report No. 2