Interior Minister travels to assess flood damage in Central and Northeastern region

September 18th, 2008 - 1:47 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi  

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Police General Kowit Wattana (โกวิท วัฒนะ) stated before traveling to meet with residents at Nakorn Ratchasima, Nakorn Nayok and Chachoengsao province that the flood situation will not aggravate as rain fall has begun to lessen. Forest water however, has caused agricultural areas as well as livestock pastures and residential areas to receive damage. Police General Kowit said that his visit would focus on the damaged areas and give assistance where needed.

All governors of the 3 provinces have been instrcuted to use emergency funding to remedy the situation. Over 1,000 aid kits have been prepared to be distributed today.

The Interior Minister expressed concern over flood hit areas in Lopburi and Saraburi province as there is still a high level of water trapped in the regions. He has collaborated with both public and private agencies to make efforts to drain the inundation and inspect structural integrity of flood hit buildings. He expressed confidence that equipment and preparations will be sufficient to deal with the crisis.

Source : National News Bureau, Public Relations Department of Thailand

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