SAKON NAKHON (NNT) – Today, Deputy PM Prawit Wongsuwan visited Sakon Nakhon province to attend a meeting on the Nong Han lake development plan, focusing on the benefit to the public.
Following long-standing problems at Nong Han lake such as contaminated water, weeds, invasion by the public, and shallowing, local authorities and the government agreed to create a plan for the lake’s rehabilitation and development.
Deputy PM Prawit has ordered the Office of the National Water Resources (ONWR) and related authorities to accelerate the work in order to benefit the people as soon as possible. For instance, removing weed and eliminating water contamination will make it possible to establish a freshwater fishery. And with a better irrigation system and larger capacity, the lake could provide water for agriculture and household use all year round.
Meanwhile, Secretary-General of ONWR, Somkiat Prajumwong said today the plan comprises five benefits of development – household use, agriculture and manufacturing, water capacity and irrigation, quality of water, and flood and drought prevention. With these aspects fully covered, the government believes that Sakon Nakhon and areas nearby will for the first time, benefit from a stable water resource, and attractive lake destination.