- Created: Friday, 27 January 2017 13:36
Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand has opened EGAT operation center to closely oversee the flood in the South of Thailand. EGAT is also providing relief for the flood victims.
The EGAT operation center was chaired by Mr. Nikul Silasuwan, Deputy Governor – Generation. On January 11 – 12, 2017 EGAT executives attended the meeting in which flooding incident and flood victim relief were reported. The center and EGAT related sectors in the Southern Thailand had assessed the situation via VDO conference at room 411, EGAT Head Office.
Deputy Governor – Generation said that with cooperation from local staffs, the EGAT operation center has distributed the survival kits, water supply and food to the flood victims as well as supporting transportation.
EGAT also maintained the generation and transmission systems to normally supply the power without any outage. Moreover, many measures were implemented for further emergencies in the future.
Mr. Boonyanit Wongrukmit. Deputy Governor – Corporate Social Affairs said that EGAT has planned to help flood victims with 2 measures, the remedial measure and rehabilitation measure. Since the flood occurred, EGAT has continuously provided the relief. After the floodwater levels dropped, rehabilitation measure was implemented namely surveying the damage and supporting the budget for repairing homes and restoring community. In cooperation with Yanhee International Hospital, Chaophyra Hospital and Wat Rai Khing Hospital, EGAT provided a mobile medical unit for public services. Besides, in cooperation with Institute of Vocational Education Southern Region, EGAT established 33 service centers to repair cars, motorcycles, and various electronic devices as well as cleaning affected areas. Last but not least, temporary kitchens were established to provide food for the public.
EGAT has continuously cooperated with other organizations to mitigate the flooding crisis.