On Friday, Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin traveled to this province to consult with authorities about the flooding situation.
The premier went to the Muang district’s Regional Irrigation Office 7 to make sure there was a quick reaction to the flooding while hammering home the need for long-term fixes.
Despite less flooding than last year, Mr. Srettha said the government needed to find ways to stop more flooding in the province because it would hurt the industrial sector.
He added that the government will actively monitor any communicable diseases that may result from flooding.
The prime minister requested that relevant organizations create improved drainage systems to decrease the severity of flooding.
Mr. Srettha requested that the 2nd Army Area investigate into creating an alert system and aid individuals affected by the issue.
According to a source, the premier followed up on proposals to build a water bypass or drainage tunnels in Kaeng Saphue to hasten the Mun River’s water depletion without harming the ecosystem.
Flooding has affected over 13,000 homes in the districts of Muang, Warin Chamrap, Muang Samsip, Trakan Phuetphon, Lao Sue Kok, Don Mot Daeng, Khuang Nai, Tan Sum, and Det Udom.
Disaster zones have been established in Muang Samsip, Warin Chamrap, Muang, Trakan Phuetphon, and Lao Sue Kok districts.
In the meantime, the Wang, Yom, and Chao Phraya, among other major rivers, could experience flash floods and runoff due to torrential rain due to the influence of a monsoon trough through Sunday in the northern and central regions of Thailand.