NAKHON SI THAMMARAT, Dec 7 (TNA) – Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha visited flood victims in the southern province to hand out assistance and boost their morale.
Gen Prayut’s delegation left Wing 2 in Bangkok’s Don Muang district and landed at Nakhon Si Thammarat airport in Muang district of Nakhon Si Thammarat. He was briefed on local flood situations and solutions at Ban Noen Thammang Support Art and Craft Center in Chian Yai district and handed 1,000 bags of consumer products to flood victims.
Government spokesman Anucha Burapachaisri said flooding situations were improving in many southern provinces as rain was declining and officials were using resources to speed up drainage before rain increases on Dec 12-14.
Floodwater remained in Surat Thani, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Trang, Phatthalung and Songkhla provinces and affected about 291,000 families, he said.
The prime minister ordered the Defence Ministry to repair houses and public properties as soon as possible. The Social Development and Human Security Ministry and the Public Health Ministry were providing victims with mental care and the Interior Ministry and the Agriculture and Cooperatives Ministry were surveying damage to prepare financial assistance for flood victims, Mr Anucha said. (TNA)