Thailand: The Government of Japan provided assistance for flood victims in Laplae District, Uttaradit Province

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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. Hideaki Kobayashi, Ambassador of Japan to the Kingdom of Thailand, attended the ceremony.

Floods and mudslides caused by the heavy rain in Uttaradit province of northern Thailand from May 22 to 23, 2006 resulted in 55,323 victims in Laplae district (representing 98% of the population). 27 deaths (including 4 missing) and 215 destroyed houses were reported. Although temporary water tanks were installed when the water supply systems were damaged, the water volume was still insufficient and the villagers, especially in Mae Phun sub-district and Fai Luang sub-district in Laplae, suffered from this.

At the request of the Laplae District Office, the Government of Japan provided grants for the construction of water supply systems to two villages in Mae Phun sub-district and three villages in Fai Luang sub-district. The total grant assistance amounted to 11,839,450 baht.

Through this grant, residents in 5 villages were guaranteed adequate safe water. It is also planned to supply water to neighboring villages.

The Japanese Government is willing to continue its support for projects which benefit human security through the GGP scheme.

For more information about GGP, please contact:

Mr. Hitoshi Takezume, First Secretary, Ms. Kubo, Coodinator for GGP and Ms. Ashida, Staff

Embassy of Japan,
177 Witthayu Road, Lumphini, Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330
Telephone: 02-207-8500 / 02-696-3000 ext. 514, 558 Facsimile: 02-207-8517