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Thai cabinet to inject over $192 mn to deal with flooding, drought
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Thai cabinet to inject over $192 mn to deal with flooding, drought
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Bangkok, Sep 16 (TIWN) The Thailand government on Wednesday said that it would inject an approximate 6.17 billion baht ($192.8 million) to fix and alleviate problems regarding flooding and drought in the country.

The funds would be split between the Office of the Natural Water Resources (ONWR), the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation and the Royal Irrigation Department, Xinhua news agency reported.  The ONWR will be granted 5.08 billion baht for its projects to deal with flooding and to boost water capacity.  The Natural Resources and Environment, Agriculture and Cooperatives as well as Interior ministries will take jurisdiction over ONWR’s projects, such as boosting the potential of water diversion systems and 142 water sources, increasing 63 irrigation water sources and setting up 65 aquifers.

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