Royally Initiated Kaeng Muang Reservoir Project in Roi Et

His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Phra Vajiraklaochaoyuhua is aware of the importance of water for agriculture in Thailand and for the people’s livelihood in all parts of the country.

On 2 July 2017, His Majesty the King graciously accepted the project to repair and dredge the Kaeng Muang reservoir in Roi Et Province as a royally initiated project, as requested by Mr. Wichian Tansap, a villager at Ban Nong Khon Kaen in Phon Thong District, Roi Et Province.

The project is intended to help local villagers who were facing water shortages for consumption and agriculture. The Office of the Royal Development Projects Board provided financial support that would enable the Royal Irrigation Department to repair the damaged reservoir and improve the spillway in the area.

This project was completed in November 2018. About 3,000 local residents with 937 families have benefited from the project, as they have sufficient water for both consumption and agriculture. Moreover, they are also able to channel water to 800 rai (320 acres) of farmland in the rainy season and to 400 rai (160 acres) in the dry season. 

The local villagers expressed their great appreciation to His Majesty the King for this project, which has improved their lives.

On the auspicious occasion of His Majesty the King's sixth-cycle (72nd) birthday anniversary this year, some projects involving water resource management are being implemented in celebration of this special occasion. One of them is the development of 72 waterways on a sustainable basis to ease water shortages for consumption, to store water, and to manage water resources more effectively.

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