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PM discusses with agencies on measures to address flood problem

BANGKOK, Oct the 1st - Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Saturday met concerned agencies to Discuss measures to Tackle the Flood problem and to Fix the Dyke at the Bang Chom Sri Water Sluice Gate at Singburi's In Buri District. Ms Yingluck Chaired Meeting with Deputy Prime Minister. and Minister of Interior Yongyuth Wichaidit, PM Advisor Wichian Chawalit, Director General of Royal Irrigation Department Chalit Damrongsak, and Water Resources Department Director General Jatuporn Buruspat. After the forty fifth minute Meeting, Mr. Chalit told reporters that LOP Buri was the Province that severely hit by. the Flood as the Water Influx from Bang Chom Sri Water Sluice and Chao Phraya Dam. He said the Premier was scheduled to Inspect the Dyke at the Bang Chom Sri Water Sluice Gate at Sing Buri on Sunday and to Speed ​​up the Repair Work of the Dyke. . Mr. Chalit said the Restoration would need at least fifteenth Days because of the strong Current. Military engineers from the Armed Forces Development Command (AFDC) and engineers from the Royal Irrigation Department on Friday had started Repairing the Dyke at the Bang Chom Sri Water Sluice. Gate. Heavy Machinery was used to put Rocks in a metal NET which were transferred to dump at the Sluice Gate and it was expected that the Rocks would Tame the Surging Current. The Dyke failed Sept the 13th, unable to Withstand the strong Chao Phraya River currents. , causing flooding in Singburi and nearby Lopburi provinces. Ms Yingluck earlier Chaired a video Conference with Ministers assigned to address Flood Waters in the twelfth provinces: Chiang Mai, LOP Buri, Saraburi, Sing Buri, Chai Nat, Supan Buri, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya,. Nakhon Sawan, Phitsanulok, Pichit, Nakhon Ratchasima and Uthai Thani. The Ministers was Instruced to stay overnight in their provinces of responsibility to closely Manage Flood problems in the Field. Meanwhile, the Emergency Operations Centre for Flood, Storm and Landslide Reported that twenty-third provinces. were still affected by the Flood while some 560 thousand Households were impacted by the disaster. At least two hundred and fifth people were killed, while Two were still missing. Six provinces - Chiang Rai, Nan, Nong Khai, Bueng Kan, Sakon Nakhon, and Nakhon Phanom -. were announced as areas of risk for possible flash flooding over the next 1 - 2 days.

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