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Military officials and related government agencies have been distributing water to drought affected areas, as harsh weather conditions continue affecting the country.
Severe drought sparked wildfires on a plain in Nakhon Ratchasima’s Phimai district before spreading to nearby coconut plantations, destroying more than 40 rai of farmland and about 300 coconut trees. It took firefighters about 40 minutes to extinguish the blaze.
Meanwhile in Phang Nga, the province administration and related units dispatched officials to lay pipelines connecting raw water pumping stations in Thai Mueang district to a pond in the residential area.
The move was necessary to produce fresh water after sea water mixed with the station’s water sources, disrupting supplies to an area of 2,000 households.
Mobile Development Unit One-Five in Uthai Thani province dispatched officials to produce fresh water for residents in Ban Rai district.
They also deployed water trucks to distribute water supplies to local residents affected by the ongoing drought.