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Thai PM Yingluck starts tour of flood-affected provinces

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BANGKOK, 13 February 2012 (NNT) – Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra’s five-day flood tour is kicking off today in Uttaradit province.

During 13-17 February, Prime Minister Yingluck will be surveying the flood-damaged areas of Thailand, from the North down to the lower central region, in order to establish measures to prevent the crisis from reoccurring. Meanwhile, the tour will also serve as a means to ensure the public of the government’s water management and rehabilitation projects.

After this morning’s cabinet meeting, the PM will take a helicopter ride to the Sirikit Dam in Uttaradit province where she will hear a briefing from relevant agencies on the progress of flood management and rehabilitation before visiting the dam and its sluice gate, in order to determine the work needed to resolve the flood issue in Thailand.

The provinces included in the PM’s planned five-day tour are Uttaradit, Phitsanulok, Nakhon Sawan, Chai Nat, Sing Buri, Lop Buri, Ayutthaya and Pathum Thani.

Read more: NNT


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