Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha has assigned Minister Attached to the Prime Minister’s Office Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana to investigate Cha-uat and Chulabhorn Districts in Nakhon Si Thammarat province.
The minister also met with public officials and local communities to hear people’s concerns and complaints.
Minister Thanakorn met with Chulaborn district residents at Wat Wang Kong during his visit to hear their perspectives and demands. Flooding and drought are two of the most serious concerns in the area, affecting inhabitants every year and prompting the construction of water reservoirs to ensure enough consumption.
Other concerns mentioned by people include a lack of career training institutes, which limits work options, and fluctuating agricultural commodity prices.
Thanakorn later visited Cha-uat district with local authorities to follow up on government programs in the region and to listen to people’ needs. One of the difficulties mentioned was the building of garbage-burning facilities capable of disposing of 20 tons of rubbish every day. Over 200,000 tons of waste have currently accumulated in the area.