water diversion

Thailand water diversion project under fire

Date of Release: 
Apr 21 2013

Activists have voiced their opposition to Deputy Prime Minister Plodprasop Suraswadi's plan to divert water from the Salween and Mekong rivers to feed the water-starved Northeast. The proposed projects are not the right solution to the drought problem in the region, they said.

Mr Plodprasop, who chairs the government's Water Management and Flood Prevention Commission, said last week that the body is considering three options to increase the water supply in northeastern provinces, which have long suffered from shortages, especially in the annual dry season.

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