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PM: Flood mitigation plans will be ready for rainy season

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BANGKOK, 15 January 2012 (NNT) – The Prime Minister has expressed her confidence that all flood mitigation measures will be finalised before the rainy season begins.

During the first mobile cabinet meeting in Chiang Mai province, Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra gave an interview regarding the concerns raised by Chaipattana Foundation Secretary General Sumet Tantivejkul about the government’s tardiness in establishing a sustainable flood mitigation plan.

The premier explained that the Strategic Committee for Water Resources Management must relay all flood mitigation plans to the relevant ministries first. However, Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Yongyuth Vichaidit has been entrusted to proceed with the budget proposals made by each ministry. The Prime Minister also insisted that she has given instructions to all provincial governors to work with local administrative agencies in repairing all damages caused by the flood. The premier is confident that all flood mitigation plans will be ready before Thailand enters the rainy season this year.

News ID: 255501150007

Reporter : Narumon Ngamsaithong
News Date : 15 January 2012