Social Issues

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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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