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Govt agencies vow to swiftly restore flood-affected south


NAKHON SI THAMMARAT, 14 February 2017 (NNT) - Government agencies are surveying the damage to the southern region which was affected by the recent floods, while officials in Nakhon Si Thammarat are rebuilding homes in Thung Song District. 

The Volunteer Defense Corps in Thung Song District is helping to reconstruct the homes that were devastated by flash floods and mudslides. Four houses have been rebuilt and another three are under construction. Boonruan Plongbanchong, a resident of Tham Yai subdistrict revealed that she had been living in her relative’s home because her home was completely destroyed by the flood. She expressed her gratitude towards officials who are now in the process of repairing her home. 

Meanwhile, the Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department revealed that as water levels return to normal in all southern provinces, officials must now conduct comprehensive damage surveys in order to prescribe appropriate relief measures. The department said that the damaged homes must be repaired within 30 days. 

In addition, relief funds must be distributed within 60 days following the recovery. Provinces are required to comply with guidelines given by the Ministry of Finance regarding the disbursement of funds to the locals.

-- nnt 2017-02-14
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