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Offline thaiga

Govt considering water retention payouts
« on: March 13, 2012, 12:32:28 PM »
The government is considering paying 5,000 baht for each rai of farmland to be used as water retention areas under the flood prevention plan discussed yesterday.

Kitja Polpasee of the Strategic Committee for Water Resources Management said the government has already obtained 3 million rai for use as floodways and water retention areas.

In addition to compensating farmers whose land would be used as water retention zones, the government was also considering paying 600 baht a rai to residents whose land is to be used for floodways.

Compensation for the floodways could be paid for up to three months during the flood period, said Mr Kitja, also an adviser to the National Water Resources and Flood Policy Committee (NWFPC).

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra yesterday chaired a meeting to discuss the government's flood prevention plans and the details of projects to cope with the flood threat.

Science and Technology Minister Plodprasop Suraswadi said the government had approved a budget of 24 billion baht for construction of projects proposed by the Transport Ministry and approved by the NWFPC to be submitted to the cabinet today.

Mr Plodprasop said he is confident most of the projects would be completed before the rainy season. He also said that the Agriculture and Interior ministries would survey areas to be used for water retention.

"The key is the retention area has to be far away from Bangkok and also be accepted by the residents," he said.

Mr Plodprasop said another meeting would be held in two weeks to further discuss the flood prevention plans.

He said the NWFPC has completed the drawing up of short-term and long-term plans for water management, except for the floodway and water retention map, which would be done in collaboration with the Japan International Cooperation Agency.
Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined.


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Re: Govt considering water retention payouts
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2012, 12:57:17 PM »
Quite apart from the amounts looking inadequate, our local experience is that water is better at flowing to the land than is the compensation money. Most of it seems to evaporate on it's way from BKK.

There's a poor sod around here who has swollen legs because of water retention. I wonder whether he would get a payout.

Offline thaiga

Re: Govt considering water retention payouts
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2012, 01:06:21 PM »
When he rang the store to see if they had incontinence pants,they said yes we have them in stock where are you ringing from he said    FROM THE WAIST DOWN  :lol
Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined.