Apirat Kongsompong, the outgoing commander in chief of the Royal Thai Army, said this week that their Majesties the King and Queen have ordered a survey of holdings belonging to the Crown Property Bureau throughout the country to see which areas are suitable as water reservoirs.
After the survey is conducted, they will build reservoirs or dams in order to help solve the water scarcity problem for the people.
“His majesty has pid thong lang phra (Tr: do good without ostentation),” said the army chief. “No news coverage; no PR. Even those who understand him wrongly, he still continues to work and take care of the people of Thailand.”
Thailand has faced drought problems particularly in the country’s North-East where the situation is exacerbated by Chinese dams upstream.
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