THAI ARMED FORCES ACTIVELY ASSIST FLOOD-HIT AREAS

THAILAND-- The Royal Thai Armed Forces have continued actively assisting people in flood-hit areas in the country's northeastern and northern regions , Thai News Agency (TNA) reported.

Defence Ministry Spokesman Major General Kongcheep Tantravanich told journalists that personnel of the Royal Thai Armed Forces and the Ministry of Defence have remained stationing in the flood-affected areas in the Thai Northeast and North, including Sakon Nakhon, Nong Khai, Kalasin, Nakhon Phanom, Yasothon, Amnat Charoen, Mukdahan and Maha Sarakham, to give their hands to flood victims.

In collaboration with local agencies, the spokesman said the military personnel have deployed water pumps and waterjet propulsion boats to ease inundations and to release floodwater to the Mekong River.

They also erected flood prevention dykes in several communities.

The military personnel used a fleet of C 130 aircraft and helicopters, as well as flatboats to distribute necessities, presented by the Royal Family and compatriots, to people in the flood-stricken areas.

The spokesman stated that field medical teams and mobile kitchens have also been stationed in the flood-affected areas to serve locals.

According to the spokesman, integrated rehabilitation tasks have also been accelerated in flood receding areas, where the situation is believed to return to normal soon.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK