PHETCHABUN, 25th April 2017, (NNT) - A tropical storm has damaged more than a thousand homes in several districts of Phetchabun and Kalasin provinces. Officials have already been dispatched to provide assistance.
PHITSANULOK, 30 March 2017 (NNT) - The Royal Irrigation Department is set to release water to the low-lying area of Thung Bang Rakham in Phitsanulok to allow farmers to grow rice ahead of the rainy season.
According to Agriculture and Cooperatives Minister Gen Chatchai Sarikulya, there is a need to discharge water to the low-lying area of Thung Bang Rakham to allow farmers in both Phitsanulok and Sukhothai provinces to start rice farming before other provinces as this particular area will later be used as a water retention area during the rainy season.
UTHAITHANI, 27 March 2017 (NNT) – In spite of tropical storms spurring rains in many areas, the drought situation has remained a concern with the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives now utilizing a pipe system directly between the Thap Salao Reservoir and nearby farms.
CHIANG MAI, 28 March 2017 (NNT) – The Bureau of Royal Rainmaking (BRR) has established an operation center in the north to combat both the persisting drought and haze.
THAILAND, 26th March 2017 (NNT) – Major dams in two provinces hold sufficient water for consumption in their regions throughout the drought season, according to Thai officials.
NAKHON RATCHASIMA, 23 March 2017 (NNT) - Government agencies have offered assistance to farmers in several provinces affected by the drought crisis.
In Nakhon Ratchasima, the Office of Northeastern Royal Rainmaking Operation Center revealed that crops grown on more than 100 rais of farmland in Kham Talayso district have begun to wilt and die after weeks without water. Another round of cloud seeding operation is set to take place in the near future to save the remaining plants in the area.
THAILAND, 18th March 2017 (NNT) – Many provinces are stepping up measures in preparation for the annual drought crisis.
Nong Khai Governor Suchart Noppawan, has undertaken drought-prevention projects in the province including pipeline enlargement, the installation of large-scale water pumping machines, and the construction of water distribution facilities. The governor said the residents and up to 2,000 rai or 790 acres of farmland will benefit from these projects.
BANGKOK, 13 March 2017 (NNT) – The Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Interior has reiterated to all local officials across the nation that they must adhere to water management guidelines during the drought season while also urging farmers to cooperate with the government and desist from planting crops during this period.
BANGKOK, 12th March 2017 (NNT) - The northeastern province of Si Saket has been preparing measures to deal with the approaching drought.
Director of the Si Saket Royal Irrigation Project, Chamras Suangchan said on Saturday that water stored at the Rasi Salai Dam and the Hua Na Dam as well as at 16 other reservoirs in the province is currently at 70% of their combined capacity, which is 14% better than at the the same time last year.
NAKHON SI THAMMARAT, 4th March 2017 (NNT) – A group of businessmen from Malaysia has donated a sum of money to the victims of the devastating floods that swept through southern Thailand in January.
Nakhon Si Thammarat Governor Sakon Chantharak this week greeted a group of businesspersons from Malaysia’s Kelantan state, who presented him with 300,000 baht to be spent on renovating and fixing houses that were damaged by the floods.
NAKHON SI THAMMARAT, 01 March 2017 (NNT) - Officials in Nakhon Si Thammarat province are working to fix garbage disposal problems after a month-long flood.
The cleanup operation followed an instruction from Director-General of the Pollution Control Department (PCD) Jatuporn Buruspat. Local officials are sanitizing the flooded areas and sending collected garbage directly to a waste-to-energy plant, instead of to a regular treatment system.
February 14, 2017, at 1425hrs, at the Government Press Center, Naree Smosorn Building, Government House, following the cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha, Col Thaksada Sangkhachan, Assistant Government Spokesperson, revealed the 2/2017 Announcement of the Command Center for Disaster Prevention and Mitigation on downgrading disaster management response for flood disaster in the South and in Prachuab Kiri Khan province.
NAKHON SI THAMMARAT, 13 February 2017 (NNT) - Flood victims in Nakhon Si Thammarat expressed their gratitude to local authorities for their help and support.
The Second Naval Area Command sent a group of soldiers to help residents in Chulabhorn district repair their houses in the aftermath of a month-long flood. A 60-year old homeowner in the district, Preeda Khaoset, said she was grateful for the help she received as she never could have repaired the house by herself due the scale of the damage.
NAKHON SI THAMMARAT, 10 February 2017 (NNT)-Provincial authorities have been helping the flood victims in southern Thailand get back on their feet as soon as possible.
In Nakhon Si Thammarat, Department of Community Development Director-General Apichart Todilokwet visited Cha-uat district to present relief bags and financial aid to representatives of Child Development Centers in eight districts.
ALA, 8 February 2017 (NNT) - While most areas in the southern region have recovered by severe flooding, residents in Ban Poh Yanee in Yala province are still unable to resume their businesses and are waiting for government assistance on repairing their homes.
Residents of Ban Poh Yanee, which is located in Sateng Nok subdistrict, have been waiting for government officials to assist in the restoration efforts, after floodwaters began to recede on January 27th.
ANGKOK, 8 February 2017 (NNT) - The Command Center for Disaster Prevention and Mitigation revealed that the South of Thailand no longer suffers from the flood crisis.
The command center has instructed provincial authorities to survey the flood damage and help people repair their homes within 30 days.
2 February 2017 – The experience of Thailand in creating an equitable health care system that provides universal access to life-saving treatment for people living with HIV should be held up as a model for other developing countries around the world, says a new report.
SURAT THANI, 6 February 2017 (NNT) - Nearly every part of the South has dried up except for certain areas in Surat Thani and Narathiwat provinces where many homes remain inundated.
In Surat Thani, Rajaprajanugroh Foundation presented 500 relief bags and photos of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej to the residents of Tha Kham sub-district at Wat Taranaram School.
PHATTHALUNG, 6 February 2017 (NNT) - Minister attached to the Prime Minister’s Office Omsin Cheewapruek visited Phatthalung and Trang provinces to observe the flood situation and presented a natural disaster prevention policy to provincial authorities.
The minister was briefed on the damage caused by the floods in a meeting with Phatthalung authorities to whom he presented a disaster assistance guideline. Among the attendees were provincial governor Wanchai Kongkasem and other local civil servants.
YALA - PATTANI, 6 February 2017 (NNT) - Rubber farmers in Raman District of Yala Province have begun restoring their farms after floodwaters receded, while officials in Pattani Province are stepping up their reconstruction efforts for residents.