Thai cabinet approves $154 million budget for drought-hit areas

February 18, 2015 9:07 AM

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Thai cabinet approves $154 million budget for drought-hit areas

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said on Wednesday that his government had approved a 5 billion baht ($154 million) budget to alleviate drought in the country.

Thailand is battling drought in eight of 76 provinces. Earlier this month the irrigation department warned that the country will suffer its worst drought in more than a decade this year.

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