BANGKOK, 15 June 2012 The Prime Minister has instructed officials in all flood-prone provinces to complete all state-initiated flood prevention projects by each respective deadline.
PM Yingluck Shinawatra has expressed satisfaction over the 4-day official inspection trip to upstream, midstream and downstream areas, which ended on Thursday.
The PM said that she found that all related provincial governors have been working collaboratively to accomplish the projects, aimed at preventing the repeat of last year’s flood crisis, with those in midstream and downstream areas achieving around 60-70 percent of progress.
However, given some areas appeared to be behind schedule, all state agencies have been instructed to speed up the works, especially in upstream areas.
She added that a more efficient warning system and more regular emergency evacuation drills have been urged in all areas subject to flooding.
The Premier has reiterated that the situation in 2012 will not be as severe as last year\’s if the prevention measures in upstream areas are operational by June, while those in midstream and downstream areas ready by July and August, respectively.
(NNT : Nopparat Chaichalearmmongkol)