Prayut gives Sakon Nakhon drain deadline

PM visits flood zones, overseas rehab plan

After a boat tour and briefings from local officials, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha explained to Sakon Nakhon how to clear floodwaters and clean up the town in a week. (Screen grab from video, Thaigov.go.th)

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha instructed authorities Wednesday to focus on the flood-plagued province of Sakon Nakhon and ensure most of the excess water is released into the Mekong River within a week.

After the floodwater is depleted, a full-scale rehabilitation plan will be implemented in flood-ravaged areas including industrial and agricultural businesses, he said.

Gen Prayut was speaking during his visit to the province after he was briefed on the situation there by provincial governor Witthaya Chanchalong and Royal Irrigation Department chief Sanchai Ketworachai.

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