BANGKOK (NNT) - The government’s subcommittee for large and important projects has endorsed projects to develop and manage water resources in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC).
A meeting of the subcommittee for large and important projects, chaired by the Deputy Prime Minister, Gen. Prawit Wongsuwan, approved in principle projects to develop and manage water resources in the EEC between 2020 and 2037. The projects will support areas that are at risk of water shortages.
The subcommittee also instructed relevant agencies to undertake further studies and develop clear action plans for desalination projects, and concessions for private companies to manage water reserves.
According to a study conducted by the Office of National Water Resources (ONWR), domestic demand for water will total 3.08 billion cubic meters in 2037, up from 670 million cubic meters in 2017. Therefore, the projects to develop and manage water resources are essential.
Deputy Prime Minister Prawit, said today the government will continue to oversee water management in all areas. He assured both public and private interests that the agricultural and industrial sectors will not encounter water problems.