36 provinces declared drought disaster area

The Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) has declared 36 provinces as drought disaster areas in need of emergency help, with 8 provinces categorized as severe disaster areas. 

DDPM Director-General Chatchai Promlert has revealed that 36 provinces in Thailand have been declared as drought disaster areas and is set to receive emergency aid.

Twelve of these provinces are in the northern region, ten in the northeastern region, seven in the central region, three in the eastern region, and four provinces in the southern region. 

8 entire provinces have also been declared as severe drought disaster areas, namely Chiang Mai, Nakhon Sawan, Phitsanulok, Phrae, Saraburi, Chanthaburi, Sa Kaeo and Trang. 

The affected provinces has been be provided with help from the Ministry of Interior and the military, with water supply for consumption and cultivation being delivered, while the Department of Water Resource has provided water pumps and filled up natural water sources as a form of relief for the public residing in the 28 provinces.

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