DGR prepares to tackle Drought

DGR prepares to tackle Drought

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BANGKOK, 20 July 2019 (NNT) - The Department of Groundwater Resources (DGR) has constructed almost 2,000 ground wells, to alleviate the problem of shortages of water for consumption. The DGR is assessing drought risk areas together with other agencies, to better cope with the drought crisis this year.

 

Mr. Kusol Chotirat, Deputy DGR Director-General, said today the DGR has constructed a total of 1,894 water wells to alleviate the problem of shortages of water for consumption and groundwater for farming. Over 44 million cubic meters of water can be used per year. The DGR has assigned the private sector to build an underground water supply and drinking water systems for schools in need of drinking water.

 

As for the drought response plan in 2020, the DGR found that there are 244 households in 36 provinces which are prone to suffering in a drought crisis because of the small amount of accumulated rainwater compared to the same period last year.

 

After this, the DGR has a plan to construct groundwater wells at 67 border patrol police schools nationwide with a budget from the Groundwater Development Fund in honor of His Majesty the King, in the auspicious year of the coronation early in 2019.

 

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