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  • 22 Jun 2016- 10:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANGKOK, Thailand Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha this week urged the public to continue efforts to conserve water, in line with the government’s water management plan. Speaking at the Thailand Sustainable Water Management Forum 2016, Prayut said
  • 17 May 2016- 11:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANGKOK, Thailand Thailand’s Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation is taking steps to ensure that there is sufficient water supply throughout the country until July 30th. Director General Chatchai Phromlert said the department was checking
  • 11 Apr 2016- 10:53 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANGKOK, Thailand The ongoing drought in Thailand could affect the country’s energy security, Royal Irrigation Department chief Thongplew Kongchan has warned. Speaking at a seminar on drought, held over the weekend, Thongplew said water levels in the
  • 6 Apr 2016- 10:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANGKOK, Thailand Thailand has declared 25 provinces-- which include 114 districts and 501 villages-- drought-stricken areas, according to Chatchai Promlert, head of the Department of Prevention and Mitigation of Public Disasters. The provinces have been
  • 7 Mar 2016- 10:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANGKOK, Thailand Thailand is planning to conduct cloud-seeding operations this month, focused on adding more water to the country’s four main dams-- Bhumibhon, Sirikit, Kwae Noi and Pasak-- General Lersak Riewtrakulpaiboon, the head of Thailand’s
  • 2 Oct 2015- 10:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANGKOK, Thailand With water levels in two of the country’s major rivers-- the Chao Phraya and Mae Klong-- dropping, Thai authorities this week directed farmers in not to plant dry-season rice crops. The move aims to ensure that there is sufficient water
  • 30 Sep 2015- 10:55 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANGKOK, Thailand Thailand’s Cabinet on September 30th allocated $19.8 million USD for two projects to cope with anticipated drought in 2016, government spokesman Major Sansern Kaewkamnerd said. The first project, with a budget of $16.6 million USD,
  • 17 Sep 2015- 11:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANGKOK, Thailand Thai Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha has ordered the military to start building 30 more “kaem ling” (literally, monkey cheek) water retention areas in order to ease water scarcity, government spokesman Major General Sansern
  • 8 Sep 2015- 10:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANGKOK, Thailand In the wake of this year’s severe drought, Thailand’s Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives has directed the Department of Agricultural Extension and the Royal Irrigation Department to come up with contingency plans to cope with
  • 23 Jul 2015- 10:15 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANGKOK, Thailand Thai Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha this week announced plans to carry out 12 water projects throughout the country "aimed at solving shortage for every kind of water use.” The cost of the projects is estimated at some
  • 17 Jul 2015- 10:52 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANGKOK, Thailand The Thai government is looking to fellow Mekong River nations for additional sources of water supply, as the country continues to grapple with crippling drought. State-run media on July 16th quoted Commerce Minister General Chatchai
  • 15 Jul 2015- 10:42 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANGKOK, Thailand The Thai government this week decided to cut releases from four major dams in the country’s Central Plains region. The dams in question include the Bhumibol, Sirikit, Kaew Noi Bam Roong Dan and Pa Sak Jolasid, all in the Chao Phraya
  • 26 Jun 2015- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANGKOK, Thailand Despite improvements in some parts of the country, drought is still affecting 7,000 communities in 20 provinces in Thailand, according to the Thai Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM). Earlier this month, DDPM had
  • 25 Jun 2015- 10:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANGKOK, Thailand Thailand will strictly enforce water rationing to ensure adequate supply until next April, Interior Minister Anupong Paojinda announced this week. He said irrigation officials, administrators and soldiers would all be directed to
  • 17 Dec 2014- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANGKOK, Thailand International rights group Human Rights Watch this week called on the government of Thailand to clean up Klity Creek, in the western part of the country. The water body is contaminated with lead, poisoning the water supply of some 400

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