Thai Agriculture Minister Provides Aid and Relief to Flood-Affected Areas

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The Thai Minister of Agriculture and Cooperatives visited flooded areas in Lampang, Phrae, and Sukhothai Provinces to aid locals with disaster relief packages.

On October 1st, 2023, Capt. Thamanat Prompow, Minister of Agriculture and Cooperatives, visited Mae Phrik District and Mueang District, Lampang Province, to solve flooding issues in the local areas, as well as distribute disaster relief packages to locals.

From September 27th to the 30th, 2023, heavy rains caused overflowing in river banks, damaging local households and agricultural areas in 8 districts.
Capt. Thamanat also stated that the public should be cautious about climate changes since it would lead to both drought and inundation. Relevant governmental departments will be proactively working to urgently aid those in need.

However, by 2024, the Department of Irrigation has a concrete plan to build 2 reservoirs and 2 Monkey Cheek projects (a royal project for the reservoir) as detention basins. This will improve the quality of life for farmers and help control floods.
Capt. Thamanat also made other visits to Phrae Province and Sukhothai Province to assist with flood-related issues.

The original version of this article appeared on our sister website, The Pattaya News, owned by our parent company TPN media.

Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.