Thousands of tourists and pilgrims are flocking to the parched landscape to pay respect to the ruins of the underwater temple.
BANGKOK – A long-lost underwater temple has reemerged in central Thailand, where extreme drought has all but dried up the region’s reservoirs. The temple and the village surrounding it were submerged by the construction of a dam 20 years ago. Now, thousands of tourists and pilgrims are flocking to the parched landscape to pay respect […]
Thailand is not the only Asia country suffering from drought during the rainy season, India, Pakistan and Myanmar face a similar situation.
CHIANG RAI – Rice Farmers in northern and northeastern Thailand are facing possibly the worst drought in 40 years, with crops withering and tap water on the verge of drying up in some areas. Provincial waterworks officials on Friday warned of a looming shortage of tap water in areas where levels in local reservoirs are […]
In the North and Northeast, the water drought situation also looks bleak, with the water level in the Mekong River dropping rapidly
BANGKOK – Thailand’s Royal Irrigation Department (RID) has been ordered to speed up efforts to mitigate the impacts of the looming drought after water levels in several major reservoirs fell below the levels of last year. Eighteen major reservoirs are holding less than 30% of their storage capacity including Pasak Jolasid (Lop Buri province), Chulabhorn […]
Rain season began on May 20, the amount of rainwater this year was much lower than its average level in the past decade.
BANGKOK – Thailand’s Meteorological Department has warned that the amount of rain water this year may be the lowest in a decade and people should try to store rainwater whenever possible. Kanrawee Sitthicheewapak, deputy director-general of the department, said after the rain season began on May 20, the amount of rainwater this year was much […]
HO CHI MINH – Coffee farmers in Vietnam, the world’s biggest producer of the robusta beans used by Nestle SA (NESN) in instant drinks, are limiting sales to seek higher prices amid a drought that may reduce the next harvest. Sales probably reached 820,000 metric tons, or 57 percent of the crop, less than […]