HM the King urges government to grow more forests to prevent flooding

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BANGKOK, 25 February 2012 (NNT) – His Majesty the King Bhumibol Adulyadej has advised the government to grow more forests, for they can be effective in preventing the future flood crisis.

His Majesty the King, on Friday, granted a royal audience to Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and members of the Strategic Committee for Water Resources Management as well as the Strategic Committee for Reconstruction and Future Development at Siriraj Hospital to discuss the progress on both projects.

The two committees were set up by the government in late 2011 to help equip Thailand with the engines that will enable it to manage water resources systematically while restoring confidence after last year’s severe flooding.

At one point of the meeting, His Majesty has suggested that Thailand needs to find ways to let water flow out to the sea uninterruptedly and to have harsher punishment for deforestation as well as to grow more forests to make up for those that have been lost.

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