Thai PM promises flood control

Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-o-cha waves to flood-affected residents during his visit to Sena district in the ancient city of Ayutthaya yesterday. Floods in the past few weeks, and an overflow of water from the Chao Phraya river, have inund
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Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-o-cha waves to flood-affected residents during his visit to Sena district in the ancient city of Ayutthaya yesterday. Floods in the past few weeks, and an overflow of water from the Chao Phraya river, have inundated communities north of Bangkok, prompting government critics to warn that there may be a repeat of the 2011 floods that killed more than 900 people. General Prayuth told reporters that the government is doing everything it can to manage the water. Steps include diverting the excess flows to water storage sites and monitoring dam levels.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 06, 2016, with the headline 'Thai PM promises flood control'. Print Edition | Subscribe