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Thailand: Drought: 1999/01 Country Information on DRR

Period 1999/01
Country or District Thailand
Event Type Drought
Outline 6 million people in 44 provinces have been affected by Thailand's worst drought in decades. The drought situation could worsen during February to June this year.
Human Impact Physical Impact Others
OCHA Situation Report No. 1 6 Feb.
In Bangkok, the Metropolitan Waterworks authority has started to cut tap water production and distribution by 10 per cent a day.
About 140,000 households or 500,000 people in Bangkok and nearby provinces will be affected by the cut.
The Cabinet instructed all provinces and districts to form working groups whose mandate is to limit second rice crop farming which takes too heavy a toll on water resources.

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The Thailand Government don't require international assistance so far.