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30 Sep 2008 description
report Government of Japan

Consulate-General of Japan in Chiang Mai

The Government of Japan, under its Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects Scheme (GGP), is providing funds amounting to 1,500,000 baht for a project entitled "Rebuilding of a Bridge carried away by a flood in Mae Ho Pra Sub-District, Maetaeng District, Chiang Mai Province". On September 29, 2004, Mrs. Junko Yokota, Consul-General of Japan in Chiang Mai and Ms.

16 May 2007 description

The Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives (MOAC) will finalize compensation process for flood victims at the end of this month. The compensation has been distributed as planned.

Permanent Secretary of Agriculture and Cooperatives, Banpot Hongthong reports that the ministry has so far distributed more than 99% of the compensation to 500,000 flood-affected farmers across the country. As for about 2,000 farmers who have yet received financial assistance from the ministry, he has instructed the Department of Agricultural Extension to look into the matter.

15 May 2007 description

The Ministry of Agriculture will be concluding its flood assistance policies for the 2006 flooding crisis, after successfully allocating over 1 billion baht to flood victims.

The Permanent Secretary of Agriculture and Cooperatives, Mr. Banpot Hongthong reported that compensation to flood victims is 99.14 percent completed, with more than 500,000 agriculturists having been reimbursed for damages to their crops.

28 Mar 2007 description

Betong Municipality of Yala province distributes more than 100,000 baht of compensation to residents affected by flash flood.

14 Feb 2007 description

Director-General of the Department of Agricultural Extension affirms that the compensation process for flood-affected farmers will be completed by February 15 as scheduled by the government.

Director-General of the Department of Agricultural Extension, Songsak Wongphumwat said during his interview on a TV program on Channel 11 that more than 95 percent of all flood-affected farmers has already received compensation and restoration aid.

09 Feb 2007 description

Labour Ministry has provided jobs to more than 11,000 flood-affected people in Ang Thong Province.

Phichai Ekphithakdamrong, the Inspector and Spokesman of the Labour Ministry, informed that the ministry had allocated a budget of 31.9 million baht to the province to implement an urgent employment project. The project has provided 20-day-long jobs with minimum wages of 145 baht per day to the flood-affected. The jobs include cleaning of temples, roads, schools, and fixing residences.

According to Mr Phichai, the project has proved successful.

09 Feb 2007 description

Chainat Province is providing more than 122 million baht in flood relief compensation to 10,154 households affected by the recent flood crisis.

Chainat Public Relation Officer Suchart Ruammaitree, reported that recent flooding in the province has caused extensive damage to local residents and agriculturists. Mr Suchart said that Chainat provincial authorities recently declared all districts and subdistricts of the province a flood disaster area, but local conditions in the province are reported to have returned to normal.

09 Feb 2007 description

The Inspector-General of the Ministry of Labor affirms that flood relief have been expedited to central region residents.

The Inspector-General of Labor, Mrs. Ampol Nitisiri, affirmed that flood relief has been provided to 8 central region provinces, including Ayuddhya and Nonthaburim and the overall operation has been deemed a success. Mrs. Ampol reports that more than 47.5 million baht has been allocated to central flood relief efforts.

08 Feb 2007 description

Chainat Province is providing more than 122 million baht in flood relief compensation to 10,154 households affected by the recent flood crisis.

Chainat Public Relation Officer Suchart Ruammaitree, reported that recent flooding in the province has caused extensive damage to local residents and agriculturists. Mr Suchart said that Chainat provincial authorities recently declared all districts and subdistricts of the province a flood disaster area, but local conditions in the province are reported to have returned to normal.

07 Feb 2007 description

AFRICA

HORN OF AFRICA FLOODS

Unusually heavy rains during the months of October and November have turned large parts of the Horn of Africa into flood disaster areas with loss of life, massive displacement, and loss of livelihoods and assets in particularly in Kenya, Somalia, and Ethiopia. Accumulated estimates from the three countries put the total number of affected people between 1, 5 and 1, 8 million. Emergency response has being mounted by Governments in the affected countries, UN agencies, NGOs and other humanitarian partners.

06 Feb 2007 description

The government is studying on geo-informatics to help flood-affected people and to set the agricultural plan in the future.

Mr. Jadula Apichattabutra, Deputy Permanent Secretary of PM's Office and President of subcommittee integrating map system and geo-informatics to solve flood disaster, said that he has collected all details from geo-informatics, satellite photograph, land information, building details, into account.

06 Feb 2007 description

Deputy Nakhon Sawan Governor Chonchoen Boonyanusart revealed the progress on assisting people and farmers affected by flood, informing that 1,996 million baht have been approved to compensate farmers and people.

Mr. Chonchoen said that the money will be brought to help 2,424 unemployed workers, 279 skilled workers, and small entrepreneurs. The money will be also used for providing educational equipments to students, restoring agricultural areas, and renovating buildings, residences and temples damaged by the flood.

Mr.

01 Feb 2007 description

Mr. Somsak Itthiworakul, the chief of Muang district in Prachin Buri province, presided over the donation ceremony for the farmers who were affected from the flood disaster between September and October 2006. The ceremony was held at Muang district's Auditorium today (Feb 1). The compensation worth 4,654,920 baht will be given to 294 farmers, and they can obtain the money from the Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives.

4,509 farmers in Prachin Buri suffered from last year's flood disaster.

29 Jan 2007 description

The Prime Minister has urged local governors to fully assist victims of recent flooding.

The spokesperson to the Prime Minister's Office Captain MD Yonyuth Maiyalap, revealed that at 1 PM today (January 29), Prime Minister Surayud Chulanon conducted a videoconference meeting with the governors of Ayuddhya, and Uthaithani.

29 Jan 2007 description

Today (January, 29), Prime Minister Surayud Chulanont chaired a teleconference meeting amongst governors of the flood-hit provinces.

27 Jan 2007 description

Khunying Thipawadi Meksawan, the Minister attached to the Prime Minister's Office, will present the financial aid fund of one million baht for the flood-affected people to the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) on January 29th at 24:30 hours.

The Office of the Prime Minister previously handed financial aid fund to the flood-people in the northern and central regions, and it will provide financial support to the affected people in the South and Northeast.

19 Jan 2007 description

Suphan Buri Governor Somsak Phurisrisak (? ?) revealed that the province's agriculture, livestock, and fisheries offices are ready to compensate flood-affected farmers. Now they are waiting for all of the farmers to open bank accounts with the Bank of Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives in order to receive the money tranferred to them via the bank.

The agriculture office has planned to spend more than 188 million baht to compensate 11,230 rice farmers.

17 Jan 2007 description

Department of Water Resources and relevant agencies have integrated flood preventive measures and flood handling measures together to set new measures aimed to alleviate flood situation in the country in the both of short and long term.

Mr. Siripong Hungsapreuk, the director-general of the Department of Water Resources, has presided over a workshop drafting short and long term flood mitigation plans.

17 Jan 2007 description

The Public Health Minister, Md. Mongkol Na Songkhla, acknowledged that the number of psychiatrists was not enough following the recent flood disaster and officials have to give sleeping pills to the affected victims as a consequence. He said the officials will use this situation as a case study so they can provide better and effective assistance to the people in the future when other disasters come around.

16 Jan 2007 description

Transport Ministry is expediting to fine-tune over 1,000 roads damaged by flood.

Permanent Secretary to Transport Ministry Chaisawad Kitipornpaiboon (? ???) informed the progress on restoring all routes affected by flood. He said that the restoration of all main roads has already been completed. As for minor routes, Department of Highways and local relevant agencies will jointly fix it.