Laos to give data to prevent Isan floods

Laos has agreed in principle to provide data and information about water resources and management plans involving the Mekong River directly to Thai authorities to assess the water situation and take action to prevent floods in eight northeastern provinces.

Somkiat Prajamwong, secretary-general of the Office of Natural Water Resources, said data and information sought from Laos include amounts of rainfall, planned water releases from reservoirs and hydroelectricity development projects in the river basin.

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