Ministry of Interior 3 has assigned the Provincial Waterworks Authority (PWA) to prepare a plan to handle heavy floods, flash floods, rainstorms, and mud slides. The Ministry also ordered 234 PWA branches across the country to closely monitor the situation, arrange water disposal measures, clean canals in high-risk areas, and collaborate with public and private sectors to immediately provide water supply to support the public suffering from flooding and related disasters.
Dr. Songsak Thongsri, Deputy Minister of Interior, revealed that Thailand has been severely affected by the northern and upper northeastern monsoons as well as southeastern depression covering the upper part of Gulf of Thailand, triggering flash floods, flood runoff, rainstorms, and mud tides. Therefore, 234 PWA offices across the country have been instructed to closely monitor Yom River, Nan River, and other areas in peril and provide assistance in the form of water drainage and canal dredging, particularly in city areas. He added that in case of heavy rain or flash floods causing disruptions, the public is assured of continuing to have access to clean and safe water supply.
Mr. Kritsada Sunkhamani, PWA Deputy Governor (Technical Affairs), added that the PWA is committed to providing support to the public and has already coordinated cooperation from public and private sectors to prepare rescue personnel, water supply trucks, and equipment to serve the public immediately and effectively.
Those seeking water supply assistance, please call PWA Contact Center 1662.