BANGKOK, 18 September 2011 (NNT) – At the Government House, Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra presided over the launch of a caravan to aid provincial flood victims. From public donations, the government had arranged for supplies which included 30 small boats, 210 raft boats and 8000 life jackets, all transported to Udon Thani, Ayutthaya, and Ang Thong provinces. In addition, 16 mobile water closets, one ERT emergency vehicle and 2 truckloads of drinking water were part of the caravan as well.
Later PM Yingluck embarked on a journey to the riverside district of Pak Kret in Nonthaburi Province to visit residents along the Chao Phraya River as well as handing out supplies and life jackets to those in need, followed by a trip to various temples and mosques on Ko Kret before examining the water levels and prevention systems towards the west of Nonthaburi port. Furthermore, the PM engaged on a cruise along the river to meet Navy personnel in order to discuss flood prevention methods for Bangkok.
Read more: NNT