CHAI NAT : Governors of lower northern provinces expect the majority of flood prevention projects under way to be finished by next month as demanded by Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.
Fast currents from the overflowing Yom River submerge houses and farmland in Ban Wang Pho Moo 5 of Sukhothai’s Muang district yesterday. The heavy flooding was triggered by the collapse of a dyke along the river. A 62-year-old man drowned after falling into the floodwater in front of his house. PHUBAS FAITES
In a teleconference with the governors yesterday, she told them to speed up their work and complete the projects in July, though some, like a flood retention area in Phitsanulok, which is scheduled to finish on Aug 13, face delays.
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