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The government has ordered a survey on erosion in river basins across the country, particularly along the Chao Phraya and Pasak riverbanks where several houses have collapsed into the water. 

Natural Resources and Environment Minister Preecha Rengsomboonsuk said he had been instructed by Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to survey the banks of the Chao Phraya in tambons Sai Noi, Bang Chanee and Ban Kum of Ayutthaya's Bang Ban district, where serious erosion has been reported.

Mr Preecha said he would coordinate with the interior, transport, and agriculture and cooperatives ministries to slow riverbank erosion in the district, where the tides are rapid. A dyke would be constructed to prevent further erosion, the minister said.

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