BANGKOK (NNT) – Prime Minister and Defense Minister, Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha, is examining water management and efforts to address flooding in the Phetchaburi river basin in Phetchaburi province.
The Prime Minister today instructed officials overseeing the water management plan to address all aspects of the task.
Gen. Prayut inspected the Phetchaburi Water Transmission and Maintenance Project. Speaking of his visit, the Prime Minister said that he is concerned about the people, and wants to gather information and acknowledge their problems directly.
He instructed the Office of National Water Resources (ONWR) and related agencies to prepare a master plan in accordance with the 20-year national strategy on water resource management (2018 – 2037).
If the Phetchaburi river basin is thoroughly managed and the project’s objectives are achieved, the hardships of the people will be mitigated sustainably.
The Prime Minister directed civil servants to create an understanding and provide information to farmers, so that they can adjust their mindset and pursue agricultural activities according to the environment and market demand.
This will enhance the productivity of the country’s agricultural industry, generate revenue, and add more value to the agricultural sector.
The Prime Minister also reminded government agencies to present budget proposals that are practical and address the problems, so that they are beneficial to the public. Their budgeting plans must be in accordance with the national strategy.
The government has recognized the importance of budget spending in addressing water management issues. All sides, including civil servants, members of parliament (MPs) and the general public, have to work together to solve them in a sustainable manner.