16 Oct '11, 6am

Thai PM offers assurances on 'worst floods in history': (THE NATION/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Prime Minister Yingluck...

(THE NATION/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra assured the public on Saturday that the government was doing its best to tackle the country's 'worst flood disaster in history' and to help people affected. In her weekly radio programme, Ms Yingluck said that of 56 flood-affected provinces, 10 were hard-hit: Nakhon Sawan, Ayutthaya, Pathum Thani, Nonthaburi, Lop Buri, Ang Thong, Sing Buri, Chai Nat, Uthai Thani and Chachoengsao. Officials were trying to drain floodwater into the sea as fast as possible, Ms Yingluck said, adding that she had instructed related agencies to prevent floodwater from getting into strategic and major economic locations such as business districts, industrial estates, airports, flood shelters, major provincial cities and inner Bangkok. Because the Chao Phraya River is the best channel for draining floodwater, some 800 boats were s...

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