Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and his cabinet members will make an inspection trip to the lower Central provinces of Nakhon Sawan, Kamphaeng Phet, Phichit and Uthai Thani on June 11-12 and hold this year’s 4th mobile cabinet in Nakhon Sawan on June 12.
Government House sources said since the four provinces are rich with natural resources and suitable for growing rice and other agricultural produce, the cabinet will attach importance to the rehabilitation and development of water resources for agriculture and maintenance of the eco-system.
It will also look into the development of infrastructure and logistics as well as sources of production to reduce the production cost and increase income for farmers.
On June 11, the prime minister, cabinet members and accompanying officials will fly on a C-130 cargo plane of the air force from the military airport in Don Mueang to the military airport of the air force’s Wing 46 in Phitsanulok. They will pay respects to the image of Luang Pho Phet at Wat Tha Luang in Muang district of Phichit province before proceeding to meet the people at the Bung Si Fai Lake, which will be developed to be the fifth largest reservoir in the country.
Gen Prayut and his entourage will later visit the office for the rehabilitation of the Phichit river in tambon Yan Yao in Phichit’s Muang district.
In the afternoon on June 11, they will take a special train from Chum Saeng station to Nakhon Sawan railway station to see the construction of a dual-track railway project between Lop Buri and Pak Nampho. They will inspect the rehabilitation of the Bung Boraphet Lake which has been hit with problems over water shortage, degradation of the environment and extinction of some fish species.
The prime minister will then proceed to meet the people and local leaders of the lower Central provinces and see an exhibition at a meeting hall near Bung Boraphet. He will preside over a ceremony to hand over a letter of permission for the people to make use of land in forest reserves and the hand-over of loans to farmers to build silos under a project of the Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives.
On June 12, Gen Prayut will preside over the social and economic meeting of the lower Central provinces before chairing the 4th mobile cabinet meeting at the Phra Bang auditorium of the Nakhon Sawan Rajabhat University.
The prime minister and cabinet members will visit a number of development projects in the afternoon before returning to Bangkok.