Prime Minister of Thailand Visited Rama IX Reservoir, Royally-Initiated Project of the Chaipattana Foundation
Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, Honorary President of the Chaipattana Foundation, granted initiatives on how to alleviate the water management and flooding problems. The Chaipattana Foundation’s piece of land that covers the area of 2,800 rai (1,120 acres) at Klong Luang District, Pathum Thani Province was utilized to serve as a big reservoir to receive water running from the northern part of the country. Apart from preventing flooding problems in Bangkok, the reservoir was intended to provide local residents in the vicinity with water supply for consumption and for agricultural purposes in the dry season.
On November 18, 2016, General Prayut Chan-ocha, Prime Minister of Thailand visited Rama IX reservoir, royally-initiated project, Pathum Thani Province with the purpose to observe the reservoir’s water retention system or the "Monkey Cheek” system according to His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s initiative. On this occasion, Mr. Sumet Tantivejkul, Secretary-General of the Chaipattana Foundation participated in a discussion on water management for the highest benefits of the public.Prime Minister of Thailand Visited Rama IX Reservoir, Royally-Initiated Project of the Chaipattana Foundation