PM wants national water database clearing house

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha has envisaged the setting up of a national water database clearing house which will linked up with the data banks of all the 35 state agencies in charge of water management.

The prime minister floated the idea of the water database clearing house during his inspection of the Mekhala Centre at the Water Resources Department, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment.

Meanwhile, Water Resources Department head Worasart Apaipong said on Friday the water database clearing house could materialize shortly by upgrading the Mekhala Centre which will serve as a clearing house which will connect with all the 35 agencies working on water and through which information about water in every aspect can be accessed.

The clearing house will help strengthen water management in 25 river basins which include water prediction and forecast, water storage management and water discharge management and water distribution among others.

Information about water in all aspects can be accessible by members of the public through applications on smart phones.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)

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