| His Majesty
the King observed that most monkeys, when they have obtained bananas, will
store them in their mouths. They will do this for a whole bunch of bananas
or until their cheeks are filled up. Only then they will start to chew
and swallow the bananas.
His Majesty has modeled the technique for water retention
on the way monkeys eat. He has directed the Royal Irrigation Department
to construct large water retention reservoirs in a ten square kilometre
area near the coast, in order to store water from natural water courses
and newly-dug canals. New water gates are also to be constructed to release
water into the sea during low-tides, with the gates to be closed during
high-tides to prevent sea-water from flooding the reservoirs and the surrounding
The full implementation of the Kaem Ling Project needs careful
study and planning which takes time, however in the preliminary stages,
certain phases of the project can be carried out to alleviate flood problems
in the interim.