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Armed Forces rush to supply water to drought-stricken zones

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BANGKOK, 24 February 2016 (NNT) – Military officials are being deployed to drought-affected areas across the country to provide local residents with water.

Supreme Commander Gen Sommai Kaotira has presided over a meeting with the commanders of the three armed forces, during which they discussed measures for coping with the current drought crisis in the Kingdom. As the shortage of water was considered critical in some areas, the Supreme Commander instructed all units to urgently send out water trucks to serve the needy residents.

Moreover, additional artesian wells are to be constructed in parched communities. The Royal Thai Air Force is preparing personnel and equipment for conducting rainmaking operations when the weather is deemed favorable.

At the meeting, Gen Sommai also ordered 24-hour surveillance against transnational crime and terrorism. As for the 20-year national strategies, he called on all three armed forces to integrate their work to lay down measures in protection of national interests.

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