Deputy Minister of Interior monitored the drought situation in Chonburi area and the progress of the projects supporting EEC East Water revealed the plans to increase water management efficiency
Deputy Minister of Interior visited the area to monitor the drought situation in Chonburi Province, visit Bang Phra Pumping Station, and listen to the summary of water management in the area. East Water moved forward to procure additional water sources from private soil ponds to supplement in the areas of Chonburi and Chachoengsao as well as increasing the efficiency of water pumping from the Bang Pakong River to Bang Phra Reservoir. This was the attempt to ensure that ther e was sufficient water for all sectors including monitoring the project progress supporting the operation of Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC). In addition, Deputy Minister of Interior also joined with East Water to give 400 aid pacgkages to alleviate the sufferance from COVID -19 for the people living in the Bang Phra Community.
Mr. Songsak Thongsri, Deputy Minister of Interior, went together with the group to monitor the drought situation in Chonburi area at Bang Phra Pumping Station, Bang Phra Reservoir, Chonburi Province. The group was welcomed by Mr. Jirayut Rungsrithong, President and CEO of Eastern Water Resources Development and Management Public Company Limited or East Water. After that, the group visited Bang Phra Pumping Station which was under the responsibility of East Water.
Mr. Jirayut reported to Mr. Songsak about water management in Chonburi Province. East Water implemented the project to improve the Chachoengsao Pumping Station (Khlong Khuean) in order to increase the efficiency of water pumping from the Bang Pakong River to supply water to help alleviating the drought problem in Chonburi and Chachoengsao areas. This was importantly to increase the cost water in Bang Phra Reservoir. It was expected to be ready for water pumping by July, 2020. In addition, East Water also had additional sources of water from private soil wells in the Chonburi and Chachoengsao areas, accelerate the process of purchasing water sources from the private sector including improving water quality to meet standards. It was expected that the amount of water added from private soil wells was over 15 million cubic meters. In addition, Mr. Jirayut also reported the progress of the integrated water management project in the U-Tapao Airport Development Project and the eastern aviation city which were the projects of East Water to support the operations of the Eastern Economic Corridor.
Apart from visiting the area to monitor the drought situation in Chonburi Province, Mr. Songsak Thongsri, Deputy Minister of Interior, together with East Water and government agencies in the province, organized the project “taking part in sharing generosity to fight with COVID -19” 400 aid packages were given to people in the communities around the Bang Phra Reservoir at Khao Bang Phra Temple, Bang Phra Sub-district, Si Racha District, Chonburi Province, to help and alleviate the sufferance of people during the spread of the Coronavirus 2019 which affected people’s daily life in order to be able to overcome this crisis altogether.