Thailand to restart delayed dam project

13:24, June 17, 2010      

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Thailand's Agriculture Ministry has been assigned to restart the long-delayed Kaeng Sue Ten dam project in northern Phrae province, Deputy Prime Minister Sanan Kachornprasart said Wednesday, according to a Bangkok Post's website report.

Major General Sanan said he discussed this matter with Agriculture Minister Theera Wongsamut last week and concluded that it was time to restart the project, considering the current shortage of water supplies in the country.

The ministry will look into the project to see if the construction plan needs to be adjusted and then it will report back to him next month, Major General Sanan was quoted by the report.

The project had long been delayed because of opposition for fear of land encroachment.

Theera had earlier said he would push for several projects, including the Kaeng Sua Ten dam, to increase the number of reservoirs nationwide to deal with the persistent drought.


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